The following technique got me through college.
And I was taking Computer Programming, so there were tons of technical terms.
It allowed me to memorize any list (upto say 12 or 13 items) perfectly.
Simply associate each item with a number, and visualize that item / concept with the rhyming number pair word.
Here's the list of numbers and their rhyming pair words I used:
(feel free to pair your own words)
- Hive (bee)
- Seven (kidding, but any other word that rhymes)
etc . . gets harder after 10! But if you can find a word go ahead.
Then take your random list of terms (Computerish related):
Then visualize each word with the number rhyming word.
For example, here's what I would visualize:
- Bun :: Apple -> Visualize eating an apple sandwiched between a bun
- Shoe :: Microsoft -> Tiny (micro) shoes made of velvet (soft)
- Tree :: Google -> A tree where each branch has laughing binoculars hanging (giggle + searching, ha whatever works for you)
- Door :: Amazon -> Imagine floating down the Amazon River on a door
- Hive :: Intel -> Imagine all the bees forming one mass consciousness of intelligence
The more ridiculous the visual, the easier to remember.
Then at test time, go through the numbers, and recall what image you associated with that number: One is bun, I remember eating an apple sandwich - oh, it's Apple! etc.
This worked flawlessly for my needs (and my friends I trained).
Very technical terms would be harder, but not impossible.
Try breaking the word into sub words / syllables and associate a number with only the first part of the word, and hope that triggers you to remember the entire word.