To Cram

cram verb (FIT A LOT IN) ​ [T usually + adv/prep ] informal:

to force a lot of things into a small space

For example: Eight children were crammed into the back of the car. The room was packed and we were crammed against the door.

Tests are upon us today. How well did you prepare? This morning I saw many students on the train with their face in their textbooks. Were you… cramming? Cramming means to study a lot at the last minute in order to pass a test. While you may pass the test, the knowledge soon leaves your brain.

Don’t just study to remember. Instead, study to understand. Understanding, doing, and reviewing is the way to long term knowledge. Cramming only serves you for today.

Good luck in the next week everyone.