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Memorization techniques

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by MeghanMD, 05.17.14.

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  1. MeghanMD

    MeghanMD 2+ Year Member

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    Aside from pneumonics does anyone have a good memorization techniques. I need to get better at rote memorization
     
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  3. Dr. Biology

    Dr. Biology The Nerdiest Super Hero 2+ Year Member

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    Repetition, writing it (for me on a white board), flash cards if that works for you. You know how you learn better than we do
     
  4. Being

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    Anki or Supermemo.
     
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  5. MrLogan13

    MrLogan13 2+ Year Member

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    There are few things better than forced retrieval.
     
  6. Kochanie

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    How I get through purely memorization (Spanish/Psychology/terms/etc) is through relating it to something ridiculous. For example, Canberra is the capital of Australia, so I picture a bear in a can. It works for me, but lots of my friends don't agree haha.

    I remember seeing something similar on TV. Some guy memorized a lot of random letters by creating a story in his head.
     
  7. Livin'_that_scribelife

    Livin'_that_scribelife

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    I started turning all of my notes/powerpoints into comprehensive study guides. I would turn the headings into questions and use my notes to answer the questions. I would then save a blank copy of all the questions. Then I would type up the answers over and over until I could answer them all nearly verbatim. I made straight A's throughout my final 2 years of undergrad using this technique.
     
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    Psai ヽ(´ー`)ノ 2+ Year Member

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    1) Read it
    2) Do questions
    3) Reread the stuff you don't know well
    4) ???
    5) Get an A.
     
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    LostinLift 2+ Year Member

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    :rofl:

    Read Moonwalking with Einstein
     
  10. phunky

    phunky 2+ Year Member

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    It entirely depends on the person. I personally find pneumonics utterly useless. I have a very visual memory, so reading textbooks is a great way for me to learn material. I typically remember what the page looks like that the information is on, then where on the page it was, then what it said. Writing it down helps as well.
     

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