What are some good mnemonics for remembering Talmud and Mishna? The Talmud refers to it as making simanim for what you learn.
Rav Arieh Yehuda from Modena wrote a wonderful book called Lev Haarie about the issue and in his introduction he addressed the midrasdim examples, Tora niknet besimanim etc..
The Shaar in Hebrew books
He uses a technic called zikaron hamekomi, which is not a Jewish/torah royalty
The better mnemonics are always the mnemonic you invented yourself.
To hear yourself and a good pronunciation. Learn again even if you already know it, endlessly, all this is in Talmud. In gemara, there are also sgulot, thi ngs that lead to forgetness or to rememberness
R Jonathan Rietti has an excellent book on Torah learning called the One minute masmid. In appendix D (p. 241) he brings 43 strategies recommended by Chazal to improve memory - with their sources. Here are the first 10 of those, see the book for more
- Constantly review your learning
- Read your learning out loud
- Sing your learning
- Engage your mind in the words as you speak
- Write down your own insights
- Make your own summary of your learning and then make a code work to represent that information
- Under-eating and avoiding food that does not support your health
- Learn in a modest way (without trying to impress others)
- Learn in a beit hamidrash or shul
- Learn lishma - with intent to apply what you learn