I have to memorize 15 different subjects. All of them involving a combination of numbers and concepts.
I did try to create my own memory palaces and peg system. I set numbers like this:
8 8) glass emoji
But it is so complicated to combine them together. I have to memorize laws. It goes like this:
Section 100: HEADING: (1) Law here
(a) part 1
(b) part 2
© part 3
(2) Law here
(A) sub part 1
(B) sub part 2
(3) Law here
That’s only one section!
Section 101: Law here… and same as above.
As you can see this is extremely complicated. Memory champions use memory palaces but they only have to memorize numbers, pie numbers, names, faces, etc. But what about heavy concepts as I mention above?
My outcome: I’ve read that most of the people don’t follow memory palaces because they can’t make images or stick to them. Yes, that’s the most exhaustive part. That’s why I don’t want to do this too. Rather than memorizing law, I’ll keep making images only! Plus, I have to memorize the law verbatim, so story making won’t do.
My current routine: Well, I don’t have any routine. I rely on the cramming and rote memorization. With rote memorization, sometimes I can see the pages in memory. But that’s about it. Law has neither diagrams nor visuals. It cant be visualized.
Cons of rote memorization: 1) time consuming (but every memory technique consumes time, doesn’t it?)
2) THIS IS IMPORTANT: it’s easy/interesting when I rote memorize in one round. But revision gets boring. I never revise, consequently I forget it all! I’ll rote memorize something but revision is daunting and horrifying.
My questions: 1) Please suggest ANY technique other than memory palaces to memorize such massive data.
2) Why do I not like to revise after rote memorization? There must be some science behind this.