By Elizabeth Sanborn
I haven't taken a survey of the various memorizing habits of various quizzers, but my guess is that most people tend to have the same form for memorizing—take a section, repeat several times, move on to the next section, etc. While this can and is very useful, there are some other methods that I've found helpful in my years as a quizzer. Take what you can and suit it to your needs...learn how you memorize best!
Take the acronyms and make them into words that aren't words. For example, Luke 6:14 says SPeAJaJoPB--"Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew." SPeAJaJoPB isn't a word, but if it helps your remember the list, it is.
Also, I've found that simply walking while I memorize makes a big difference in my concentration. I've known several quizzers who just can't sit still when memorizing or reviewing.
This is one of the most common things I've seen quizzers do—print out each verse on a flashcard and carry it with you everywhere. Big advantages to this are that you always have your verses (so use the little minutes in your day while you're waiting for the bus, in line at a restaurant, etc.) and that you can review them out of order, which is a big help when it comes to quizzing.
There's a lot of different ways to memorize; I just highlighted a few that I've either used or seen others use. As I said at the beginning, learn how you memorize (and review) best so you can work at quizzing with all your heart (Col. 3:23).
Elizabeth is a Quizzing Alumnus, who memorized over 2500 verses over the course of her quizzing career. She still memorizes, and her life goal is to know all of the Apostle Paul's books so well, that she can quote any verse at any time. Read her blog at http://mywanderingramblings.blogspot.com/