1. Do Not Cram Study
I know. Sometimes when you work under pressure, you do your best, right? But when you cram, you are storing information in your short term memory. The short term memory does not hold a lot of information. Think of cramming as filling a cup of water to the top and imagine the water overflowing. That is what happens with your brain when you cram study. When you go to take the test after cramming, you may recognize a question, but you don’t completely remember what it meant or how to solve it. You may think ” Dang! I remember reading something about that. But I forgot!” That is a result of cramming. Allow your brain enough time to process the information and store it for a longer time. Give yourself a few weeks in advance to really understand the material and practice/analyze it so that you can do well on your test.
2. Study Groups
Studying with other people has so many benefits. When you study with people you can help each other out when you get stuck. You can catch one another if you make an error and learn from each other’s mistake. The most effective study method is the teach-back method. If you can explain something to somebody and they understand, you have a great understanding about the subject as well. When you teach back something to somebody, not only does that person benefit from it, you benefit from it as well. It is as if you are demonstrating to your own brain your understanding of the subject.