Pretty easy, overall.
If you skim over a diagram every time you brush your teeth for a week, you will have reviewed it at least 7 x 2 = 14 times, enough repetition to be effective for memory – much more effective than last-minute cramming!
Prepare for learning from lectures: Read the text before class so that you are primed to learn the material more efficiently during the lecture. Use other people as resources Talk to the professor or lab instructor during office hours Ask questions immediately if you have problems understanding something. Even a small amount of confusion can prevent you from understanding the rest of the chapter. Ask questions about the exam. For example will it focus on concepts or calculations? Will it be long answer questions or multiple choice? What graphs/figures should you know? These questions help focus your studying and maximize your use of time. Form a study group. Practice explaining the material to those in your study group as a way to actively learn the material and test your understanding.
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Advice for students:
Memorize complex items through frequent repetition If you need to know a complex figure (e.g., the metabolic pathway of glucose), draw the structures on flashcards or draw a diagram. Look at these while going through your routine; e.g., sitting on a bus, brushing your teeth, sitting through a TV commercial. This is a relatively painless way to memorize something complex.