How to memorize

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#1 11 April, 2016 - 01:15
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How to memorize


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Hi, I'm quite beginner in the art of memorization.

Can anyone please suggest me which way is the most effective to memorize these table?

Thank you

12 April, 2016 - 12:49
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In order to understand these tables you need a lot of knowledge.
You need to know for example what a desmosome is.
Then you need to know which cell adhesion proteins there are (desmoglein and desmocolin).
Then - when something goes wrong inside these cells - you need to know the diseases that can occur (blistering, auto immune).

With that background, the tables make a lot more sense.
Without it, this is just a table with medical terms.
With this knowledge you can understand the terms and its intercorrelations.

Since this is your first post, I have no way of knowing how much of this you understand.
Do you know enough about cell to cell adhesion in order to understand these terms and the diseases that go with it?

Since you say you are a beginner, start with the beginners guide on this site and do the tests.
This will lead you through the structures and ways of retaining information.

15 April, 2016 - 09:52
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I understand the basic mechanism, but i cant seems to memorize the immunology part. A huge part of dermatology is about the immunology that i cant seems to memorize. I use the dominic system to memorize the keratin type and mnemonic for its location, but i cant seems to connect it with the disease association.

The other table, can you give me a pointing how to memorize it?

Actually i need to know e everything on this 700 page book.

I read about how to memorize it using journey system. But i cant seems to understand how to connect immunology or to the image in my head.

Thank you so much for your help. I stil have 6 months to go for the exam, but im really worried with the pace im studying. Its too slow if i use rote learning method

22 April, 2016 - 20:01
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It's best to understand it, but if you want to try brute-force memorization without understanding it, you might try something like this:

There is a lot of repeating info in the second column. To reduce the number of images that you have to create, you can group the repeating ones by location: so, one location for "Plaque" and one for "Transmembrane". You could use two rooms, one for each.

Then create your locations: eight in the room for "Plaque" and four in the room for "Transmembrane".

Next, create images for each of the proteins. Here are a few quick examples:

  • Plakoglobin -- plaque goblin
  • Desmoplakin -- Des is mop-licking
  • Keratocalmin -- using carrots to cause a calming effect
  • band 6 protein -- elephants (represents 6 in my number shape system) playing in a band
  • Plakophilin -- plaque philiosphers using a backhoe to fill in a trench or something like that
  • Envoplakin -- envelope licking
  • Desmocalmin -- Des is more calming than the carrots

After you can recall those well and in order, then start attaching additional mnemonic images for the items in the "Disease Associations" column. Example: to attach "Naxos Syndrome" I would attach an image of Naxos to the plaque goblin.

24 April, 2016 - 06:35
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What he ^^^ said.

I was planning an elaborate response, but I cannot say it better than Josh.

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