Come February, and it’s back to books and notes and cramming and mugging, is it? Or do you do it a tad differently? Read, understand, think, ingest…? There is much to be said for both the ways. Cramming, something which I remember many of us had perfected almost into a form of art, has its advantages—it makes you a master of the subject, so to speak, over the short term. Usually, as soon as the exams are over, everything one has crammed evaporates… poof!! The other option offers longer term benefits, point out its votaries.