In order to do well on quizzes and exam, it is important to predict what is on the exam. Good teachers will NOT tell you what is on a test as the ability to determine the importance of information, is considered a VERY important skill.
Suggestions on predicting exam content:
use course objectives, if provided;
pay attention to lecture notes;
note clues the instructor brings up in lectures (writes on board, mentions importance, says something several times, asks questions to class);
make a list of the "top ten" important topics;
share list of important topics with instructor and other students;
review any previous exams or practice exams;
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A major aspect of studying is determining what is important!
Professor Thomas M. Lancraft
Human Anatomy and Physiology Courses
at St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
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