- You will retain more information if you study the same thing at different locations instead of studying at the same place all the time.
- Study different but related concepts in one sitting instead of just focusing on a single thing.
- Space out your study times instead of cramming. For instance, if you want to study for three hours, you will retain more by studying an hour a day three days than cramming for three hours in one sitting.
- Practice tests are an effective study tool and they work best if you wait a day to take the test instead of right after you study.
Great article in the New York Times on how to get the most out of your precious little study time. Basically what it's saying is: