WHAT IT TAKES TO STUDY AND ACTUALLY PASS AN EXAM
Studying is an effort, largely a mental process to master a new topic or learn effectively.
Studying a difficult topic involves reading a text on the topic or listening to a lecture from a teacher while taking notes after every so often to rehearse if the topic has been understood then taking a test immediately to test your understanding all done in a distraction free environment.
Further clarifying can be sought from the teacher or fellow peers through a study group environment until you are fully satisfied with the understanding, all these have to be done consistently and regularly to make such an activity worthwhile.
You need to take regular breaks constantly while doing the studying and generally exercising in your life and sleeping are important in your studying process.
Revision involves dedicating your learning to taking test and questions while also reading widely to improve your understanding after the general studying is done.
You are ready to take the major test, exam once you are through with your studying and revision. There is a specific skill of exam technique which you can learn during the revision stage of your learning.