Preparing to Study For An Exam:
- Study Area
- Find a quiet area to study.
- Living Room,
- Have all of your notes, essays, labs, and quizzes with you.
- Turn off the TV and radio.
- Organizing your notes
- Rearrange your notes, essays, labs and quizzes into stacks, based
upon subject (e.g. population notes and quiz in one stack).
- Rewrite your notes.
- Write cue-cards from your notes.
- Write an outline or concept map based upon your notes.
- Study Questions
- Review past quizzes.
- Write mock questions based upon your notes
- Have a friend quiz you.
- Answer the Chapter Review questions.
- The first question's answer is usually on the first or second
- After the first question, the following question's answer is usually
1/2 page to a page after the previous question.
- Turn each chapter section header or subheader into a question.
- Using the textbook
- Outline the chapter from the section headers and subheaders.
- Describe the pictures, graphs and tables in a paragraph.
- Make a sketch based upon a chapter section or subsection.
- Answer the Chapter Review Questions.
- Study Groups
- Find classmates to study with.
- Talking about a topic that is difficult will help you understand it
- By thinking about how to explain a topic forces you think about
the topic. That sometimes helps you understand it better. So the
other person does not have to know the answer.
- Quiz each other.
- Make game, like Jeopardy, from the topic, and play it with your study