How learning happens

Reviewing throughout the semester helps learning and memorization. Spacing your review over time helps commit things to memory, for longer.


Graph of Student A; line depicting material retention.

How forgetting happens

This image shows how, immediately after class, you have memorized most of the material. But it will not last! Without reviewing, you will quickly forget over time (it is called the curve of forgetting). Even a final review will not get you back to 100%.

Graph of Student B; line depicting material retention.