Expiration time on retention

How long does it generally take for you guys to start losing retention after covering a topic. This is the biggest challenge I find - trying to maximize retention across the entire curriculum at your desired point in time (ie. real exam, and to a lesser degree, mocks, etc.). Readings I understood inside-out/cold 2 weeks ago, are fuzzy today. So much damn material!!

Ps. do offer up any tips you may have to maximizing this ‘retention timing’ problem. Unfortunately this year will be my first where I’m working the week of exam - def slightly worried about the breadth of my broad review that week leading into exam

Do less passive reading and more practice to maintain retention

Combination of Active and Passive readings decreases probability of short fall. At least you are able to establish and maintain cushion spread.