In my research I found that the average person remembers 40% of material they learn by listing words. This rises to 60% when you associate these words with mental images. But by making a quick story in your head you can double the results with 90% of the words. In fact, the more bizarre the story the better.
This method can be used by students for learning terms, quotes, events, dates. One candidate even used this to learn off entire essays before big exams with huge success.
This can be used to better your education, your career and your life.