196: Memorization Techniques for Law Students

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about some creative, evidence-based ideas for remembering the material required for your law school exams. In this episode we discuss: Why you should memorize important information even for open book exams How learning the law properly plays into memorization How to immerse yourself in law concepts in your everyday life The value of acrostics in making studying lighter and more fun Using visualization to make remembering the details easier How to trigger your memory of a particular topic using narrative storylining The memorization value of good old handwriting Resources: Higher Levels of Immersion Improve Procedure Memorization Performance (https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/eed2/afc90442484b1bd2ef6ff9c089bd27bcfe7a.pdf) Memory and Study Strategies for Optimal Learning (https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED320347) Brain Basics, Part One: The Power of Visualization (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/gifted-ed-guru/201211/brain-basics-part-one-the-power-visualization) The Link and Story Methods (https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTIM_01.htm) Writing and Remembering: Why We Remember What We Write (https://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/writing-and-remembering-why-we-remember-what-we-write.html) SketchyLaw (https://www.sketchylaw.com/) Download the Transcript 
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