How do you learn? Think about it honestly for a second. Do you create notecards? Do you watch instructional videos? Do you even know? Have you ever asked your students how they learn best?
Discussing the science of learning with students tends to be a messy business. It takes time and is usually outside our areas of expertise. Understanding how students prepare for an assessment is arguably more important than how they perform. At least then we, as teachers, have something to work with as we reconstruct our students' misconceptions.