What You're Probably Doing Now & Why it's Not Working

RE-READING TEXTBOOKS OR NOTES: You are passively looking at information that you might already know but not applying your knowledge. CRAMMING THE NIGHT BEFORE THE TEST: Your brain learns, remembers, and forgets info in a specific pattern. Repetition and use of knowledge over time is optimal for mastery. PASSIVE MEMORIZATION: You aren't making your brain work to learn, apply, and recall information, you're just spoon-feeding it with meaningless words and concepts.

passive studying = bad, active studying = good. study schedule = good, study space = good, study timeline = good.