As teachers we find ourselves telling students to study (In England we call studying for a test “revision”) for tests and exams all the time but it’s very rare that we actually teach students how to study. Over the last few years, I have researched study/revision methods of a huge number of students of different ages to find the best methods. Using the results of my research I have produced the ultimate study plan that maximises engagement and retention of knowledge and encourages students to keep studying/revising even when the going gets tough.
The ultimate study plan has sessions of three different lengths for students of different ages; the youngest should follow the shortest plan and as age goes up, so should the length of the revision session. It is applicable to all subjects and all levels of study.
I hope you find it as useful as my students have done.
Thanks for your time,