I memorize information much the same way; also I create mnemonics.
To remember things I usually repeat the same thing over again until it hurts. Really I hate studying for tests more than anything else. I can't sit still well and can't focus for shit, so it sucks. I did have a humanities teacher do something for the class one time though. She put all the test material that we had to learn on an MP3 recording so that we could go on blackboard and listen to it anytime. That really helped. Also, sometimes to remember information, I will just write it down over and over again or type it continously until I have it down pat. I am a very visual, audio, and most kinesthetic learner.I was wondering if you could post what MBTI type you are and what techniques you use to memorize information. How do you best remember information? For example, I'll start out:
As an Si user (ISTJ), I am pretty good at collecting information. I'll remember anything if it made a distinct impression on me (which means it differs from my own perspective or if it disagrees with or contradicts theories or interpretations I have learned about in my classes). It is often easier to remember things that have difference between them.
Of course not all things can be remembered this way. I often try to look for patterns (how are things the same or different from each other?) to try to remember foreign language grammar and vocabulary as well as math formulas. If stuff can be linked together in a pattern, I feel like it's less information to have to remember.
Sometimes I had trouble remembering details about how processes work. For example, I'd have a hard time remembering all the details about sexual and asexual reproduction of cells. I would need to make myself understand the processes first. If I don't understand soemthing complicated, I have a really hard time remembering facts about it, no matter what techniques I try to employ. Remembering steps of procedures is difficult for me, so I need to break things from the procedures down into parts.
I also try to ask myself questions and/or get a friend to ask me questions (I can often recall stuff if I have to answer questions for some reason).
Another tactic is writing stuff down and thinking about it at the same time. The act of writing can help me remember stuff (as long as I am thinking about the idea/fact at the same time) because it forces me to slowly think about the fact until it is lodged in my brain.
That's all I got for now. But please tell me what techniques you use.
Yes, pneumonic devices work well for me as well.Associate something with it.
I was hiding my key for some reason and as I was putting it away I did this really weird screaming, screech noise. Why? Because I needed to find the key. I remembered the noise and what I was doing when I made the noise annnnd, va la~