AuthorTopic: Memory Challenged
katetaby
@2018-10-01 17:05:48
Hi,

I started studying end of July and now i dont remember most of it. I have 2 more weeks
for finishing the first round. I am starting to panic. Not sure if i should re-read again or focus on the practice exams.

Thanks for advise,

LRM
backbier
@2018-10-03 16:48:49
Don't sweat it bro.

Expect to retain very little on your first pass through the material. Retention only starts when you are doing your second pass over the material, doing all the end of chapter questions and are hammering questions. Though you are cutting it fine by only finishing your 1st run through with not much time left.

Given that you only really have 4 weeks till game day, you may not have time to cover the material again. You should probably look at hammering review questions and mock questions and end of chapter question for the next few weeks. Then do the practice exams (should only take a week to do them all) and use them to pinpoint the areas you need to focus on for the last 2 weeks or so.
halidotain
@2018-11-29 05:39:00
I had devoted more time for revision than for questions.

Pros for this strategy:
You get to understand concepts better. This takes you less time in answering such questions in exam. Most questions are based more on concepts and less on calculations.

Cons:
You are not exposed as much to the variety of potential questions. Just reading text does not give you enough idea on variety of exam like questions.

I think you still have enough time to revise as well as do questions. May be, next month, divide your time 60 - 40 between revision and questions.

It is just my opinion though. Different people will have different ways in how things work for them.

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