The Greatest Discovery in Learning History, and You’ve Probably Never Even Heard About It

It’s ironic, the post-bacc class that had the least to do with medicine ended up being the most relevant to medical school. That class was called Learning Strategies, and it began with a graph, with memory on the Y axis and time on the X axis. What it showed was if you do not review a subject, your memory of it will tend to fade by 80–90% after around 24 hours, after 7 days, and after 30 days without proper review.

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