Memory Retention and the Forgetting Curve (from Online Colleges). This is all accurate except the part about flashbulb memories--studies find that our "flashbulb memories" aren't any more accurate than our ordinary memories, just more vivid. Keep these tips in mind while studying!
Your brain rewrites history to make you feel you were right all along. Challenger experiment - students wrote feelings at the time, asked about experience 10 years later, completely rewrote history to point of not recognising their own words.