Here are my tips for successful memorization:
1. Build a master list, adding each weeks items to the list so it grows as the year goes on! You'll need to study up on the old stuff because it will show up again on future quizzes.
2. Make flashcards! Flashcards are a great, portable way to study and memorize. Make a flashcard for each memory item of the week, and carry them around with you everywhere you go. When you find a free minute, pull them out and go through them once! At the end of the week, put the old flashcards in a pile and make sure you keep them to review!
3. Practice writing each item! By writing the list over and over again, you are practicing for the quiz, and your brain is making a much stronger memory of each item! Make it a goal to write the list of items each week at least 20 times, and watch your scores improve!!!
4. Practice, practice, practice! Memorization takes time and it takes practice. Realize that 3 or 5 times is not enough to create a memory. It may take 30, or 50, or even 100 times before you feel confident! Don't stop studying until you are confident that you will get an A+!
Good luck and study hard!