There are two types of memory:
Short term memory (STM)
Long term memory (LTM)
Memory & active revision
As the brain only transfers 5-7 pieces of information at a time into LTM, it is important not to overload it. Regular, active revision, where you focus on a topic and the 5-7 most important points of that topic, is a far more effective study habit and technique than trying to cram everything in at once.
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