Have you tried mind mapping? It's a way to organize information, brainstorm, plan projects, etc., and is a great memory-enhancing tool.
Check out this mind map I made of the 20 fundamental amino acids using Nova Mind (I'm still under my free trial period for the software, that's why it's unlicensed!). Click on it to enlarge---it's SO cool!
In essence, the mind map helps you create a visual representation of the way your brain thinks about certain information. It really helps me, because I'm a super detail-oriented person, and this enables me to see the big picture.
For a really great overview of mind mapping, how it works, and its benefits, look here.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008