Memorize legal information
I'm looking for a good way to memorize legal information such as definitions of crimes and lists of words. Would the scripture technique be a good tool?
Legal language is bulky and often uses illogical words. I'm about to take my first final exams and I will be typing out all of these definitions and will have to differentiate between very similar crimes. I don't think the picture method will work because I can't picture objects to match the definition of certain things. Thanks for your help!
Doug's Reply: The image / visualization method should work fine for legal terms. Please see my Memorizing Vocabulary Words page.
>> I don't think the picture method will work because I can't picture objects to match the definition of certain things
The first example on that page is the word "exorbitant," not exactly the most concrete object. Whether the term is concrete or not is irrelevant. Here's why:
The idea isn't to think of objects that exactly match the things; the idea is to think of objects that come close to the *sound* of the things, or multiple objects that match the sound of the *syllables* in the word.
All you need to do is create a good enough visual "handle" that you can grab mentally when you need to retrieve a particular definition. Your brain will do the rest.
If you have trouble, send me a few of the terms you need to memorize and I'll give you some ideas.
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