Offering tips to someone on how to study isn't always the most universal advice, particularly when you consider studying is typically unique to individuals on a case by case basis.
Some students seek solace of isolation when they study and decide their best option is to spend countless hours on anything from a final exam to a simple quiz. Those types of studiers often look toward memorization as the main component of how they prepare for a test, but you have to wonder if retaining the information is high on their list.
Retention and memorization are two completely different elements as it relates to test taking. Some of the more intelligent students can memorize facts and information for an exam but recalling what they learned two weeks later or using it for practical usage often escapes even the most studious classroom individual.
Of course, you have that annoying set of students; you know the ones that sit in class, take notes and walk in for the test or final exam without having so much cracked a book beforehand to study. Instead, they retain information from the weekly classes and thus might need to read over their notes a few times at most but hardly spend nights and weekends fretting over the actual studying process.
Somewhere in between the long nights and no studying at all is a happy medium with not only how to study but to do so effectively. You've heard the phrase work smart not hard; that plays into studying as well.
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