Spread Your Studying Evenly
A big mistake many people when studying for their exam is to condense all their studying into a day or two, usually just before that exam. The problem with this is that often times your brain can’t memorize or digest everything you studied in such a short amount of time. Also problematic is that in order to condense all this studying to such a short time, many important concepts or topics must be rushed and might even be missed. Another big issue with this is that it builds up stress which alone can cause the brain to work less than par even if you ended up learning all the facts you needed to for the exam. Being stressed out makes it more likely to forget what you just learned!
These are all the problems with trying to learn a new topic in such a short time, so it is important to avoid this at all costs. Instead it is important to try to spread out your studying across a much longer time period. Even if this means studying for a half hour a day. This is because gradually studying gives your brain more time to digest and analyze the data you just studied. And each time you begin your new study session, your brain tries to piece together how the previous info your learned before fits into the new topic or info you start to read up on. This is a much more natural way of learning and it gives your brain the rest period to learn and grow, just like working out a muscle. Thus if you have an exam in a month or so, try studying bit by bit each day, and watch as your brain suddenly begins to easily learn more than you thought it would!