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Memory & exams – the bottleneck problem

Exams are stressful for many students. The more prepared you are, the less stressful they become. Regular revision throughout the year assists in transferring knowledge to LTM. Leaving study till the last minute results in the bottleneck problem where you are trying to cram too much in and this reduces the effectiveness of your revision and study.

Bottleneck problem & memory

Avoiding the bottleneck

Active and regular revision helps to structure and organise your study into manageable chunks so that you can learn a little bit at a time. This avoids the bottleneck problem as there is not a huge amount of unstructured material to learn and organise in LTM.

Regular revision reduces bottleneck problem

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