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Once you've learnt something you need to be able to recall it when you need the information, such as when you are sitting an exam.
The problem is that most people tend to forget up to 80% of what they've learnt within 1-2 days of learning it. If this happens to you it's because you stored the new information in your short-term memory instead of your long-term memory.
Reviewing your work regularly can help prevent this happening
Study your work, using whatever method you choose, then:
In other words, apply the 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 method and review your work:
This should help fix the information in your long-term memory.
The curve of forgetting – University of Waterloo website (opens in a new window)