study for (something)

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study for (something)

To learn or memorize information in order to prepare for some upcoming quiz, test, examination, etc. I didn't study for my driving test because I figured it would all be intuitive. Needless to say, I don't have my driver's license yet. A: "Do you want to come to the party with us tonight?" B: "Sorry, I'm busy studying for my physics exam."
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study for something

to try to learn in preparation for an examination. I have to study for my calculus exam. Have you studied for your exam yet?
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References in classic literature ?
"It's been the dream of my life--that is, for the last six months, ever since Ruby and Jane began to talk of studying for the Entrance.
The majority of students reported that they spent between one and three hours per week studying for this course, however, many indicated that more discipline and a study schedule would help them become better learners.
This fourth instrument was a subscale (8 items) of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), time and study environment management, which measured preservice teachers' judgments of how they keep up with their studying schedules, spend time on studying for target course exams or set aside time and place to study (Pintrich et al., 1991, 1993).