I am studying for my step 1 board exams. Not a happy camper, relearning the TCA cycle here.
Anyway, I am not a memorizer. I can stare at a chart for hours and not retain it, but if I come up with some sort of crazy story, I will remember it.
For example, the formula for glycolysis is
Glucose + 2ADP + 2Pi + 2NAD+ —————> 2 pyruvate + 2ATP + 2NADH + H+ + 2 H20
So, how I am remembering this is that glycolysis is like the stereotypical view of getting married. (Hey, I am trying to remember stuff, not create a feminist worldview here).
So, like is all sugar, pie, ‘nads and low energy from partying so much, and then he/she gets married, and then it’s stored energy, drinking water instead of partying, and practical building blocks stuff (pyruvate and NADH) and blowing off air.
That’s pretty straightforward for one of my memory tricks. Hopefully I’ll remember it.