(d) The next month.
(e) Just before the examination.
b. Memorizing. Memorize in private. Allow nothing to distract you. Study
during the late evening helps set the information in your mind. If this time is impossible,
find a time of day when you are alert and ready to learn. The words or terms to
remember may be new or unfamiliar to you. When there are many and/or some of them
are hard to remember, try a memory trick. The method you use will depend on the kind
of material you are learning and which strategy is most comfortable for you. Look at
these memorex tricks:
(1) Technique: first letter each word. By using the first letter of each term
on the list you must memorize, you can form either a word or a nonsense sentence. For
example, if the list is nephron, glomerulus, loop of Henle, and tubule, the first letters are
"n, g, l, o, h, t". They can form "n gloht." The same letters can form "no good lumps of
hard turd." Either of these devices can help you remember the structural parts of the
(2) Technique: "location assistance." "Location association" is frequently
used for remembering topics, names, or lists of things. Some instructors will ask each
soldier to sit in the same seat for classes or briefings. This makes it easier for them to
remember each soldier's name.
(a) Using the technique. You can use the same device. Select some
place with which you are very familiar, such as your home or a classroom. If your lists
include the names of major veins, major arteries, major bones, etc., you can imagine
each group in a different place. For example, the veins may be sitting on your sofa, the
arteries on the coffee table, and the bones stretched out in front of the fireplace.
(b) Generalizing the technique. This device can also help you
remember those topics for a speech you want to give. This will cut down your reliance
on cue cards or the written script.
(3) Technique: cards. Vocabulary can be learned by writing the word on
the front of a three by five card and the word's definition (or other pertinent information)
on the back. The act of writing out the cards will help. Then you can review these
cards during odd moments. Reciting these aloud will also help to set them in your
memory. This is a good way to learn words that are spelled almost the same, but have