When I was in school, I created study cards. I placed a question on one side and the answer on the opposite side. I did this, because study cards are portable and can be taken anywhere.
I took them to bed with me at night and studied them prior to going to sleep, I took them to my clinical environment, and studied them whenever I got a break, and I even studied them every chance I got. I thought that would be the best way to keep them in mind.
We had an exam at the end of out day shift one day on the urinary tract system. When our instructor gave us our marks at the end of our shift on another day, she told the class that most of us either failed or had very low marks on it. Then she mentioned however, that there was one individual who received a perfect score. That individual was me. The remarks from the class were amusing. One classmate said; "Get out of here!" another said; What?" and so on. I was the oldest in the class too. I went home with a big smile on my face.
I graduated fourth in the class. I was so proud.