Hello everyone. I’m not proficient in English, I’m sorry in advance if I repeat any sentences or make error.
I posted a similar question earlier today, but I’d like to be more specific. What, according to you and from your experience, should be the average time to memorize 300 pages verbatim? My most reliable technique is rote memorization. I’m scared if memory palace failed me then I’ll lose my time and energy. With rote memorization, it takes a lot of time to finish a task but it’s the old school method and I’m too scared to experience anything new.
Until now, I’ve rote memorized 3-4 pages for exam, that I memorized a day before the exam and forgot right after exam, so that was cramming. But now I need to memorize books, notes etc for long term memory.
I’ve to memorize 15 books verbatim. I plan to give it 2 months.
I plan to understand and memorize 15 theory books (500 pages each) in these 2 months.
So, I have 15 books (around 300 pages each) verbatim + 15 theory books (500 pages) and 2 months, starting from tomorrow i.e. 13.08.19.
I ask you to review my schedule because I’ve been committing blunders in past and jumping from one subject to another without proper management. For example, I started with Evidence law in June/spent 10 days in reading theory book/got bored/changed to Civil Law. Spent 15 days in reading theory book/realized time is passing by/rushed to the codebook (the Law made by legislation)/ tried to rote memorize the sections/exhausted. Tried to study a lighter subject/switched to Contract law/spent 2 days reading theory book/thought I should memorize the sections first/spent 3 days memorizing sections/didn’t revise/tired. Switched to Criminal law and that’s today. Today I memorized some sections in criminal procedure/kept taking breaks/around 20 sections only in the whole day.
I’m quite frustrated, as obvious. Neither can I plan a proper schedule but I keep getting confused about my books - whether I should memorize the sections first then read theory books and understand the concept? Or understand the concept first then memorize the sections? But I want to get done with the memorization part first AND I KEEP GETTING SO SO CONFUSED. I’m terribly sorry. I was “smart” in school but didn’t study and have a work ethic. I’m paying a heavy cost now. But there must be a way to change things. I’m ready to give in everything and I have given one month completely and am ready to give all my time to work ethics and studying from now. But I need help, because it seems that I can’t do it alone, especially the schedule.
This is getting longer and longer but bear with me. I’m a sorry student, this is my last resort.
My three problems are:
Lack of concentration. Technically I start in the morning and continue till evening but time goes by before I know it. I keep taking breaks, day dreaming, bath, food, anxiety and the classic “SHOULD I MEMORIZE SECTIONS FIRST OR MEMORIZE THE THEORY FIRST”…
No proper schedule. I’m terrible at time management. Sometimes it takes me 5 minutes to memorize one section. Sometimes I start and come back 25 minutes later, only with a vague “feeling” that I have memorized a section.
I don’t revise. I give 100% to the first memorization but I don’t revise. As expected, I forget everything from the first session. This is big problem. But I don’t do this because I have no proper schedule.
My day goes like this: Wake up at 7 AM, brush, toilet, breakfast, start at 8, rote memorization begins. I keep getting distracted/tired. It’s 11 before I know it. Result? Around 6-7 sections memorized.
Next, I eat something, bath, come back sometimes later and finally start again at 12 noon. I soon get tired, eat lunch, it gets too hot here and I feel sleepy. So I fall asleep in the afternoon and get up by 4 PM. Then I regret sleeping and start the next session, till 6 PM. Result? 7-8 sections. Then I take a break. Get overwhelmed. Get back and rote memorize some more until 8 PM. Then I begin to question my life decisions, behaviour, past, present, future and my study habits. Then I come back to this website, browse some posts to motivate myself again… You get it?
I really don’t know where should I begin to address my issues. Because I’m not only confused with a daily memorization schedule but I’m also confused with the subject order.
I would like to know how much time should I give to a paragraph of 10 lines? It takes me 15 minutes. That’s too much. How much is the ideal time?
At this point I don’t know what else to ask. I have too many questions, too less words. I’m tired but excited. Interestingly, I have a knack for writing. I can write well and write a lot but I need to remember sections and concepts before I can write that in exam