I am a university student. Of late, I have gotten into the habit of 'studying' at the last moment. Before I proceed, let me clarify. In my university, exams have questions that require me to write lengthy answers; we do not have multiple-choice questions.
Now, my strategy is that I like to delve into the topic that is being taught, learn about it, make notes but not memorize them until the last moment. I know that I do not remember the exact words for more than a couple of days after the exam but I am sure that the topic sticks in the back of my head.
Like Einstein suggested, I can explain these topics to a four-year-old.
The question that remains is : is this the "right" approach ? Are there any techniques for managing situations like these ?