Best method for big amount of information - long term memory?

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#1 18 July, 2016 - 20:34
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Best method for big amount of information - long term memory?

I'm studying for exams and I'm having problems with my mind palace. I used it for high school but it was just for short term memories, as I was constantly overwriting it. I decided to change it to my house, cause I'm more familiar to it but I feel its too small. I want a room for every subject but I feel it's not enough. For example, for chemistry, it took me a whole room for thermodynamics only, and I have 9 more themes. So I will end up creating a lot of "stories" or "paths", and some will take place in the same room so its going to be really messy.I'm interested in keep it all in my long term memory, not just for the exams

8 August, 2016 - 10:08
Joined: 8 months 2 weeks ago

PROBLEM 1: Small space.
You can create your own memory palaces. Just use your imagination. You would build different palaces for different subjets. For example:
Physics - Castle
Chemisty - Lab
History - Garden

PROBLEM 2: Mess and chaos.
Before you build a palace, read table of contents and plan how to set rooms. Let's assume that you have 10 chapters(themes) in the book. Set different part of palace for different chapter. It will be well organized and sorted.

PROBLEM 3: Long-term memory.
If your visualizations are strong, you will remember them for long. However it would be helpful to repeat the information. More repetitions, better recall.

Both creating and using memory palaces, requires practice. Then it is just fun :D.

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