- Don't mistake recognition for an ability to recall the information. Rereading or summarizing your textbook and notes may help for short-term memorizing but not for transferring to long-term memory. Continue testing yourself until you can fully explain or answer the question.
- Space your study sessions out over a number of days.
- Focus on and identify the information that you don't know well, not what you feel comfortable with already.
- Practice your test-taking skills by writing complete answers under exam conditions.
Adapted from The Guardian article entitled: "The way you're revising may let you down in exams - and here's why." and The KQED article entitled: "Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies"