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Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 5 tips for studying smarter.

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Memory researchers say most students don't have a clue how to study efficiently. They re-read their notes and textbooks, but it turns out that's one of the least efficient ways to prepare for tests.

Re-reading is a passive strategy. Active strategies like drawing diagrams, asking yourself questions, and using flashcards are much more effective. The most important tip? Don't cram.

Check out the video above for more tips on how to study smarter.

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