The New York Times reports that formal evaluations affirms knowledge as well as enhances it. Consistent testing can help to relearn and recall information. Take practice tests, or create them using a study guide, notes or questions from your textbook. Collaborate with classmates; proctor and grade the tests for each other.
Collaborating with a few classmates is a great way to reduce your workload and make sure you understand the material. Study on your own beforehand; this way you can contribute and aren’t fully relying on others for all the answers. You may benefit from classmates with alternate perspectives or different studying techniques.
STUDY SMART: Alternate where you study
Conventional wisdom tells us to sit in the same place to form a positive habit and create consistency for studying. Recent studies have discovered this may do the exact opposite; the monotony of routine and the same environment makes it difficult for our minds to create new connections. To keep information fresh, change up where you study. Try a quiet cafe instead of the library.