Create a story

Memory champions used memory castles or stories connecting different objects to remember things. The more ridiculous or crazy the story is, the easy it is to remember. This exercise may take a while the first time you start doing this but once you get into the habit, it will pay off later come exam time. I never forget the detailed stories that my lecturers talked about in the recorded audio lectures, particularly those cases that involve incidents like a cyclist crashing into a car’s opening door or running a red light at a busy intersection in Milan. At the examination, I just recall these stories and all the basic concepts and principles associated with those stories or cases come alive. It is easier to recall stories than abstract concepts. That’s probably why parables are used quite a lot in the Bible, instead of explaining the principles directly.

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