We shouldn’t start memorizing without having previously understood the lesson.
We don’t have things in order, we don’t have the material ready, we don’t verify that our notes are complete; we don’t know what subjects the teacher thinks are more important, we don’t have the supplies we need at hand.
We study in the wrong place, with noise, somewhere where it’s impossible to focus.
For example, we study in the living room, trying to watch a football game at the same time.
It’s better to stop and watch the game and then make up for it another time, doing the work we didn’t do.
Lack of motivation also produces a waste of time.
Studying demands effort, and we don’t always want to do it. But, since we need to do it if we want to pass our tests, then it’s worth working hard for it.
It helps to be convinced about the importance of studying, and to know the future benefit it will bring us.
Studying with apathy demands double the time than when you’re motivated.