Gary demonstrates how mnemonics can be used in memorizing law text, verbatim.
I also use Substitute Words for:
Section I - RIGHTS and FREEDOMS
Article 2 - RIGHT to LIFE
Section I = SoDa [S=Section] [D=1 (maj sys for number 1)]
I imagine a SODA in a giant glass. On top of the Soda I see a box of…
RICE being poured into it. This is my substitute for RIGHTS.
On the right side of the soda I see a big…
HAND trying to grab the soda. This is my sub for AND.
Lastly, I notice that the soda has been placed on top of several…
FREE DRUMS. This is my sub for FREEDOMS.
Article 2 = AwNing [A=Article] [N=2 (maj sys for number 2)]
I create a clear image of the AWING in my minds eye. On top of the AWNING I see someone getting ready to…
WRITE something. This is my sub for RIGHT.
Coming toward the AWNING from my right side I see a beautiful…
SWAN entering. This is my sub for TO (I can also use it for 2 in a different context).
Finally, at the bottom of the AWNING, I see a gigantic…
LEAF rolling on the ground like a tumble weed. This is my sub for LIFE.
I’ve used a lot of words to describe two simple pictures that translate into:
SECTION I - RIGHTS and FREEDOMS
ARTICLE 2 - RIGHT to LIFE