This is not just for college exams because my college will end very soon. Revision gives confidence in learnt concepts. You still need revision to crack job interviews.
The reason for not making time for revision isn’t laziness for me. Firstly, time is strict. Even after you graduate from college, Nepali parents are always in a hurry, you can’t afford to spend lots of time in learning, you’d have to be efficient.
This is forgetting curve. If you don’t revise within 6 days, you only remember 1/4 of what you’ve studied. That’s sad. This isn’t 100% true for my case though, because I only write notes when I understand the crux and can explain to a person without any idea about technology. But it’s true somewhat. After some time, most of the stuffs that could make my knowledge even better, complexity high type of knowledge, I’d have forgotten.
This advice (figure below) is kind of good. Revise immediately after studying sth(which won’t be too much work). Then revise after 1,7,31 days and then after 3 months. This’d work a lot better for me. But I’m open for more new ideas.
So, according to this curve, you’ve got to revise everything within 1 day. It’s bit nonsense. Because you don’t learn A LOT of information in 1 day(first time learning sth). Specially when you’re studying multiple subjects per day.
Can you think of some creative ideas where you can motivate yourself to do revision of the concepts you learn. It’s not a lack of motivation though. It is a thing of time management. if I spend time in revision, I am slow with revision. So, easily takes me 6 hrs on average to study 1 chapter. So, I keep avoiding it so that I can study more chapters.
It’s a hard optimization problem where you’ve to make sure you study as much as possible, as efficiently as possible but at the same time, make sure to revise them as easily as possible.
I’m not just seeking this for exam point of view to score more as my college has finished. I’ve realized the value of revision if done in time before getting tested(job interviews or board exams). It’s like iterative learning. You learn a lot without feeling like you’ve to learn a lot. The depth of concept would be great. And the confidence that you can receive after revision is sth else. You get some tricks to process that information faster and many stuffs. While in real world, we indeed have everything in google, but I do think there’s a value in remembering the concepts at least. It makes you more efficient, and more confident for learning new things.
Anyone can creatively solve this optimization problem?