Hi all, I wish to improve my memorization techniques. I made a post last night about organizational systems for historical data, and then lay in bed thinking about it most of the night.
Normally when I study, I make some sort of chart - time line, mind map, table. I then rely on rote memorization plus rudimentary, untrained basic mnemonic techniques. So I feel comfortable with my ability to chart and organize information, but would like to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of my ability to memorize that information.
My question is what are the standard protocols - the tried and true methods - amongst memorization pros for memorizing material such as poetry or better yet, books?
I would like to improve my mental library of a few of the texts I cite most frequently, any suggestions, tips, etc would be greatly appreciated and I'll be happy to share my results, should they prove at all fruitful.