Study time: this topic is one that students ask about most frequently in emails. The answer is that there is no answer that's right for everyone! Why? Because it's not really a matter of how long you study, it's how effectively you study that really matters.
Why is it that I can read an entire chapter but then I don't remember any of it later?
This can be a big problem for students. It is so frustrating to try your best and devote the time to reading an entire chapter and then get little benefit from your effort. Not only that, it causes tension between students and parents, who may sometimes doubt that you've really tried all that hard. It isn't fair on you!
Why don't I remember things during the test? I feel so dumb!
Actually, all these questions address the same problem. You're not dumb at all! You are unique. The key to studying is in identifying the way your particular brain works best. When you figure this out, you can learn to study more effectively. Soon you will likely find that you remember things, even at test time! No more wasting your time reading a chapter only to forget it all!
Take the time to get to know your brain by reading over the information about learning styles and intelligence types. This information should be a starting point for you. Once you finish here, do more research and get to know yourself a little better!
Find out what makes you special!