Foremost, I would like to present my introduction to the forums. I am a fifteen year old from a South Asian country in the tenth standard; having finished my finals just today. I had been inattentive and thoughtless regarding studies up until the final month of my tenth standard. Undoubtedly, my knowledge on topics, including chemistry, was severely impacted.
Therefore, I ask for your help by proposing a question. How can I teach myself rudimentary chemistry at home (equivalent to the curricula of chemistry covered in high schools in the United States) best? I had tried studying chemistry myself before, yes. However, I forgot the covered topics immediately after neglecting revising it for the next few days/weeks (including the basics, unfortunately).
Secondly, is there a possibility of simply understanding a topic and not having to revise it day in and day out? Or must everyone revise frequently? I am not sure how this works so please forgive me for this may appear to you as me just being lazy. Nevertheless, the general question I am proposing is how do I study effectively in order to remember well in the future? I end up forgetting the covered topics within a few weeks!
I realize I've lost a great deal of time by procrastinating and inattentiveness in school but I am willing to improve myself. I have an entrance exam coming up in which chemistry is included. A spot in the school is very competitive therefore I cannot decide to half-a** any subject at all.
Thank you for your time. I wish you a great day.