I just memorized a list of 250 items while timing each step. This roughly corresponds to memorizing a book summary (100 to 250 items).
Here are the results:
- 1hr finding and mapping palace
- 1hr organizing & categorizing information + laying out in rooms
- 2.5 hours creating images for each
- n/a for review.
So to memorize a book it will take between 3 and 5 hours.
For me, creating images is the slow-step. Within creating images, what slows me down is coming up with a concrete image for a very abstract idea.
It seems like drilling image creation for abstract concepts could help speed up this process.
Does anyone have a word list of abstract nouns and phrases? Other than just memorizing more things, how would you guys go about improving this?