“If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you will keep getting what you have been getting.” The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the choices we make on a daily basis. Successful people stay on course to their destinations by wisely choosing their beliefs and behaviors.

Studying At Bedtime

You are most likely to remember something when you are very relaxed, so bedtime  can  be  ideal  study  time; so  long  as  you are  not tired. Change  your  routine  so  that  you  get  to  bed  about  half an  hour  earlier than usual. Read something you want to remember for 20 minutes or less just before you go to sleep. Or listen to a tape, if you learn best by hearing. Your subconscious will hold onto what you read or heard while you sleep. Read or listen to the same material again right after you wake up and they will stick.

Two of the most important phases of studying are "Absorbing new material" and "Reviewing old material."

Learning New Material

New material  will  be  absorbed  more  readily  if you  study  when  you are comfortable  and  your  mind  is  fresh. Try  getting  up  a  little  earlier  than usual in the morning to study while you have fewer distractions. New material stays in a certain part of your brain a kind of holding area for about three days or so. To ensure that you cement it more permanently in your memory, review the material as soon as possible.

Study what you don't know until you are comfortable with the material. Repeat this process as often as needed until you can pass practice exams with a comfortable scoring margin  and aim to beat passing scores by 5%-10% to account for the impact of nerves and adrenaline when you go to a testing center to take "the real test".

Reviewing Old and New Material

Reviewing  new  material  is  less  challenging  than  learning  it  in  the  first place, but still takes lots of “brain energy.” Before and after sleep are good times for review.

Reviewing old material is just as important, especially when you’re studying  for  a  final  exam  that  covers  topics  from  the  beginning  of the year. It’s easy to say,Your brain needs a refresher course. Reviewing old material regularly  in  small  bits  is  much  more  effective, and  less  hectic, than  trying  to review everything the night before the test.

Your road-map is the guiding force behind your actions. Much like a recipe, your road-map will outline why, where, how, and what. Success demands your focused exercise into the journey and the tools of that journey (process) as opposed to the destination (event).