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17 Unexpected Studying Hacks

So no matter how hard you try, you're still having trouble studying. Here are some helpful tips that will train your brain into retaining information better.

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3. Before taking a test, write down all the relevant information you can think of on an index card, as though it were a piece of paper you were allowed to bring with you.

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It's an extra writing exercise to help you remember the important things. It'll also serve as a nice review when it comes time for exams later.

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13. While studying, do a short review session at each 20 minute interval of the newly learned material.

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"Humans tend to halve their memory of newly learned knowledge in a matter of days or weeks unless they consciously review the learned material." Reviewing is important and keeps you from forgetting key points.