"Dare to forget.
If you want to remember."
I always say this when I teach children 'study techniques'.
These are children who are studying all the time but don't have the marks to show for the effort they put in.
They study all day... all the time.
They never leave their books.
And yet they are extremely anxious before the exam.
And their performance is only average.
Which is very disappointing for them.
And convinces them that they are not intelligent.
The problem here is not with intelligence but with the technique used to study.
To be more specific - the technique used to revise.
Sitting with the books gives a false sense of comfort.
It is like swimming with a float.
Studying a lot does not mean you have learnt a lot.
You have to step away from the books to see how much you really know.
But that alone is not enough.
The right study technique is important.
And the technique involves doing things while you are studying and when you are not.