While spaced repetition would be ideal, if we are forced into a situation requiring cramming, how can we maximize the short term benefit?
Consider a hypothetical scenario: I am locked in an isolated room with a stack of flashcards. After an indeterminate amount of time, I will be administered a test of the material on the flashcards.
What would the best approach to studying the flashcards? Is there an optimal way to schedule the order of the cards as I review them?
It seems like everyone acknowledges the reality of cramming under current educational practices, so what can we do to make the most of it?