Teachers announce when tests will be given. They tell their students to study. What they do not give are daily assignments for learning the information, vocabulary and concepts.
It is up to each student to manage his/her learning. Students should write a learning assignment for themselves in addition to doing homework assignments. Learn does not mean simply look over. It means that the student must put information into memory so it can easily be retrieved on a test. Students need to learn the information so well that they can teach it to somebody else using their own words.
Learning as a unit is being taught, helps the student be more ready for a test than any other activity possible. Break down the vocabulary- divide it into a few for each day. Break down the concepts – divide them into a few for each day.
Reviewing class notes on a daily basis is one activity that can be done to get true learning to take place. This also helps students to know if their notes are complete and if they make sense.