Studying is what we should do effectively. You should be able to find ways to make you get all the materials easily. You cannot actually learn all the materials in the night right before the test. That will only last temporarily and will be forgotten so easily too. It is possible that all of the materials that have been memorized are gone after you finish the exam. That is obviously not what you want, right? If you do not want that happen, then you have to try to get the most effective studying that will make you understand the materials, not just memorizing. That is why you need to study regularly. These are several ways to help you studying properly.
The first one to do effective studying is by trying to understand the material using your own words. You may get input from your teacher or textbook about an explanation of particular topic. What you need to do is understanding the materials completely and trying to create an explanation using your own words. Do not just memorizing them. Why is it like that? It is because if you have understood it, you will be able to explain it anytime. It is very different from memorizing the materials. If you just memorize them, then it means you do not really understand and you can easily forget the materials if you just memorizing what is written in the text book or your teacher word.
The next thing you can do is by asking several questions about the materials that you have not completely understood yet. It can be to your teacher, to your friends who have understood it or to someone who knows the materials so well. Asking many questions does not mean you are stupid. So, you do not need to worry about that
The next ways to do effective studying is by making summary about each topic. You need to be diligent by starting to make summary of the materials that have been taught. You just need to write the points of the topic and then later on you can read it and understand easily. If you want to do it easily, you better make the summary right after you got the materials. so, if you the final examination in the end of the semester come, you just need to take out all your summaries from the first topic until the last one and re-read them again. You will not spend too much time on understanding the materials because you have read it before.