Ask any student how he studies for an exam, and most probably he will tell you: by cramming. Cramming is perhaps one of the most convenient and effective way in passing an exam without really absorbing or retaining much. The purpose of cramming isn’t for a lifetime of knowledge.
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Maybe just a few days until after the exam. While many students find cramming the best way to pass an exam and just slack of the rest of the term, what does this really imply?
It gives students the idea that they could ignore their classes and not pay attention to their lessons, as long as they give enough time for cramming when the right time comes along. It makes students believe that they are sort of superheroes who could pull something so tricky, sometimes graduate in high school without exerting that much effort at all.
This is generation after generation, students are becoming more and more witty and cunning, but not academically intelligent. Being witty and cunning is a good trait for students, but when that wit is not backed up by anything concrete to show your intelligence, it’s a losing battle in the long run.
When you go out in the real world and find a job, you’re not going to pass the interview and last a job long enough by sheer with alone.
A good study habit really pays off, not only academically of course. You develop a sense of responsibility and you carry that when you grow up in the real world. It also makes you prioritize more and gives you a sense of direction.
If you were to ask me, I would rather not cram and study well now, than suffer the consequences later on in life.