I am using the journey method for my professional continuing education. I just got done with a 60-page document of materials on office communication and can recite the substance of approximately 180 bullet points. I sat down to type all I had memorized (at least the substance), and everything was coming back to me as fast as I was typing.
It’s incredibly effective for organizing a large amount of material.
However, for studying purposes, it’s important to effectively organize your journey methods, pegs, etc.
I also use a technique I call the registering method. I use a journey method that I already have established, and create a separate journey for each image used in that journey. The original journey method for me is pi. For every three digits I have a separate journey method.
For example, 3.14 is, for me, an emerald green bottle. I imagine one of my uncles walking to work drinking from this bottle. It instantly triggers a journey method in my mind for laws concerning tax deductions.
My second image for 159 is a black crow. I see this crow flying to a friend’s house where I have a chart of accounts (over 200 items) memorized.
265 is a musket, and a shot it fires lands near the feet of a client, which begins my journey method for the clients that I worked on in 2015 (nearly 200).
358 is a coat made of emeralds, and it links me to one book I’m reading.
979 is a white horn which leads to a journey on accounting for inventory.
323 is an emerald diadem linked to a speech I’m developing on memorization.
846, an ostrich, links to the communication materials I just mentioned above.
Keep at it! These techniques will certainly pay off well.