Preparing for exams

The one thing that has helped me the most is to answer the objective questions on paper, go over the answers, and relate them to the lecture notes." Student Kelly T.
"I find that printing out the objectives, and then typing a very condensed notes page, from both book and lecture notes, gives me something simple and clear that I can glance over quickly. It gives me a chance to look at the chapter whenever I get down time at work and at home." STudent Aila R.

To do well on exams requires that you put all of your learning skills together:
review any class notes immediately after the class.
use all available study time well;

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do NOT cram (study often);
work in groups;

study effectively (use active studying techniques not just re-reading);
carefully predict the exam content;
take good notes;
rewrite notes;
make flash cards;
make more flash cards;
make practice exam questions (test yourself);
eat and rest before the exam;
reduce test anxiety;


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Test preparation requires many effective sessions, over a considerable time, to be effective.

Professor Thomas M. Lancraft
Human Anatomy and Physiology Courses
at St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus

7/2007


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