What is the best translation for "revision" or "review" (of material for exams) in Russian? Google Translate offers "пересмотр" but I thought it might be "повторение" -- I saw that word as a section heading in a textbook.
The total process is named подготовка к экзаменам and can be done either by a student or by a teacher, or by the both parties.
Same for повторение.
What a student does alone repeating everything possible in a nearly mad state of mind is called зубрёжка.
The tiny creatively designed things used to bring what remained outside of the student's memory with an object of secret and occasional peeping to write it down during a test are usually called шпаргалки (AKA шпоры, plural nominative).