There’s this weird phenomenon where you meet someone new and then 1 second later it’s impossible to remember each other’s names.
If I didn’t care about them 10 seconds ago, I’m not gonna care about them all of a sudden as if they were my newborn whom I just met 10 seconds ago also.
But what can I say? It’s impressive, for that exact reason, when someone actually remembers your name in conversation without having to say, “Sorry what was your name again? I’m so terrible with names hahahahaha!!”
Forget social fluency for now (if you haven’t already preparing for this death ritual). Let’s impress the bar graders by memorizing (or more importantly, remembering), which is needed to succeed on your essays and the MBE.
And as you’ve noticed, your bar exam requires you to remember a LOT.
Fortunately, the brain is great at absorbing experiences and making powerful connections. When the same neurons get used over and over, or certain neurons get triggered hard, the connection gets stronger. As those neurons are fed that input less and less, the connection drops. Sounds like, you know, a muscle.
Let’s take advantage of what else our brains can do to help us memorize things…Continue reading “Memorizing for the Bar Exam: 5 Ways to Remember and Recite the Rules”