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cram for (something)

To study for a test shortly before it is to happen. You might have gotten a higher grade if you didn't cram for that exam at the last minute.
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Just as college students this time of year are cramming for final exams and working nonstop to finish term papers, state legislators are doing some cramming of their own this week.
In a series of studies, Sommer found that almost all students (even successful ones) reported at least some cramming for exams, that most students reported cramming more in college than in high school, and that most students did not begin serious study for final exams until the week before finals began.
Thus one of the conditions for flow (that the task is engrossing, enjoyable, and engaging) may be absent when students engage in cramming for an exam or written assignment.
At the same time, test and flow scores were more strongly related to cramming for the necessity-crammers than the choice-crammers.
When cramming for an exam, the challenge is to incorporate a large amount of material in an efficient manner.
Ever wonder why cramming for a test can result in a passing grade but no recollection 6 months later of the material you studied?
From getting a part-time job to cramming for finals, the parents are involved in everything.
Both schools spent last week cramming for the competition, in which the theme this year is communications and culture.