A question for specialists (no matter in what area) How did you manage to fit such a volume of information in your head?
What would you advise on memorization for a haphazard person

A question for specialists (no matter in what area) How did you manage to fit such a volume of information in your head? What would you advise on memorization for a haphazard person

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Answers (5)

Answer 1
October, 2020

I answer as a lawyer. Believe it or not, my profession does not require me to memorize anything. The most important thing is to understand what is going on in general, how it works. This understanding comes in practice, not immediately, naturally, but gradually. That is why, as a beginner lawyer (my experience is 3 years), it is very interesting to work - every day I learn something new. Although it looks like my colleagues who have been working for 10 years have the same thing - and it's very cool! In general, at work there is no task to remember something and keep it in mind for a long time. There is a specific task that needs to be dealt with quickly, to grasp the essence. At the same time, all the materials are always at hand - a lawyer has various regulatory documents. Contrary to what is shown in the films, lawyers do not know the norms by heart (this is a myth) and this is not the point at all :) The pont is to quickly understand the situation and know in which normative act to look at it and in which direction to dig at all (research skills). It sounds simple, but in fact, for this you need to be well-versed in your field and know the legal system well. Moreover, even if a lawyer knows something by heart, he will never give it out just like that - after all, you need to double-check the text of the law (there are all kinds of surprises) and find out how this norm is interpreted by judicial practice (perhaps not at all as it seems :) ). We never write or say anything that we have not just checked ourselves.

So the problem with memorization for a lawyer is more likely at the stage of training, when they really need to remember a lot of information, while you have a very vague idea, how it all works in practice. And also teachers who are not practicing lawyers like to ask something from a series of the date of adoption of laws (who cares at all ???), some terms (not the main terms, but some secondary ones), a list of reasons from 13 titles (as if it cannot be viewed at any moment). In short, horror. It's good that this has nothing to do with professionalism.

And my advice is this - try to understand the essence of what you are trying to remember. Because if you don't understand it, then your knowledge is still useless. And if you do, you realize that you don't need to remember everything.

Answer 2
October, 2020

System information is much easier to remember, so first ask what I want to remember and why I need it. Then write a summary of the question, wikipedia is ideal with its hierarchical table of contents. Now start memorizing and remember the easiest way to remember this is to understand, knowledge like a snowball, all subsequent information will cling to the already memorized. Try to predominantly memorize in visual modality, vivid images in motion, if previously you predominantly used audio or kinesthetics, the effect will be amazing. If you are already visual, then try to connect sound and sensations to memorization, smells, the more neurons you use, the easier it is to remember. Another mnemonic trick is sex, violence, humor. The brain reacts to these stimuli especially actively, so if you can, what you need to remember is presented as funny, sexy or aggressive, feel free to use it. This is short, google mnemonics for details.

Answer 3
October, 2020

I answer as a lawyer. Believe it or not, my profession does not require me to memorize anything. The most important thing is to understand what is going on in general, how it works. This understanding comes in practice, not immediately, naturally, but gradually. That is why, as a beginner lawyer (my experience is 3 years), it is very interesting to work - every day I learn something new. Although it looks like my colleagues who have been working for 10 years have the same thing - and it's very cool! In general, at work there is no task to remember something and keep it in mind for a long time. There is a specific task that needs to be dealt with quickly, to grasp the essence. At the same time, all the materials are always at hand - a lawyer has various regulatory documents. Contrary to what is shown in the films, lawyers do not know the norms by heart (this is a myth) and this is not the point at all :) The pont is to quickly understand the situation and know in which normative act to look at it and in which direction to dig at all (research skills). It sounds simple, but in fact, for this you need to be well-versed in your field and know the legal system well. Moreover, even if a lawyer knows something by heart, he will never give it out just like that - after all, you need to double-check the text of the law (there are all kinds of surprises) and find out how this norm is interpreted by judicial practice (perhaps not at all as it seems :) ). We never write or say anything that we have not just checked ourselves.

So the problem with memorization for a lawyer is more likely at the stage of training, when they really need to remember a lot of information, while you have a very vague idea, how it all works in practice. And also teachers who are not practicing lawyers like to ask something from a series of dates for the adoption of laws (who cares at all ???), some terms (not the main terms, but some secondary ones), a list of reasons from 13 titles (as if it cannot be viewed at any moment). In short, horror. It's good that this has nothing to do with professionalism.

And my advice is this - try to understand the essence of what you are trying to remember. Because if you don't understand it, then your knowledge is still useless. And if you do, you realize that you don't have to remember everything.

Answer 4
October, 2020

Organize information, work it out, repeat it.

How do I learn something? I read a book, no matter what, you read in small pieces, at least 30-50 pages, depending on the font and size of the book, I read to saturation. Saturation occurs when you understand that everything, you will no longer remember.

I'm a little distracted, here. You take a book, read it, try to build a chain, memorize it not in separate parts, but as a single system, memorize the main parts of the chain, which will give you an understanding of it. It's like a crown, on which each peak is an important part of the chain, troughs are less important parts. Remembering two neighboring peaks, you will simply have to remember how they are connected, so we need this depression as a connection.

When the frame of our crown is built, the task is to strengthen it, enclose it, make it beautiful. Practice will help us with this.

I am now, for example, reading a book on communication. Topic: calibration, meta-programs, adjustment, maintenance, rapport, presuppositions, meta-model, human filters. These are parts of the crown, something of the depression, something of the peaks. Let's take, for example, calibration, adjustment, leading to one category, a hollow, which will lead us to the top-rapport. If you have determined a person's attitude to something by non-verbal signs, then you can establish a connection (rapport). You have adjusted to the person, to the facial expressions, gestures, breathing, speech rate, not the point. I noticed that the interlocutor repeats your actions, there is a rapport.

Here we have a part of the crown, we will call it the Crown of Knowledge.

Let's summarize :

You are reading-> You try to collect the parts in a heap-> If you managed to collect them in a heap and not lose them-> We begin to collect the crown in parts-> We work out each part while they will not be able to become part of the same system -> with other parts of our crown of knowledge either.

You are great for asking an important question, you are on the right track. I think that my "Crown of Knowledge" will help you)

Answer 5
October, 2020

I am doing something that I have never studied before. I'm not flaunting, I'm just stating a fact. Moreover, sometimes I even feel offended that I work in an area where at one time I did not receive basic knowledge - today it would be much easier for me to live. But at the moment, everything that I know and with which I operate every day has reliably settled in my head only because I constantly use it. When I learn something for the sake of learning, the feeling of aimlessness of what is happening does not leave me. As a result, some basics, some scraps linger in my head, but there is little sense from this in the end, and everything quickly fades away.

But if you start to eagerly search for something and study because you it was necessary and needed already yesterday, then you mobilize, do not get distracted by particulars, trying to grasp the very essence. You find methods, throw away any methodologies that are inconvenient for you. As a result, everything that you have found and applied becomes really yours. This is not an uncle who came and tediously told you for two hours what and how to do. You yourself invented it, found it, adjusted it to fit your tasks, and for a week you have been "stewing" in all this, because in two days the next reporting period ends (release there, delivery of the issue, defense of work, broadcast ... - who has what).

If you live by your own business, then all your knowledge and skills just live with you. Just as a professional player does not think about how to turn 180 degrees and does not look to buy at the beginning of each round, so I do not think about whether I am studying at the moment or working. I can’t either study or work. If I work, then I study. And all my knowledge is not stored in my head - they live there, live and work. And everything that I didn't need, say, six months, I have to remember and almost study again. Not the basics, of course, but the details and recent changes for sure.

In my opinion, you don't need to learn anything - you need to use what you need.

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