With exams right around the corner (for most semester-ed high school students), I’m surprised I managed to dig up an old post (that was first created 5 months ago in August).
I realized this stuff is much more relevant now than during the summer. Even if this doesn’t pertain to you at the moment (full-year guys and gals), it might sometime in the future.
- I divide my study time into small sections spaced over the course of a week (if possible).
- I ensure I have all the necessary notes before beginning study sessions.
- I balance my time as equally as possible with all my courses.
- I use the resources I have to my advantage.
- I determine what topics/concepts/ideas are most likely going to be covered on the exam or test.
- I make full use of study questions, study guides, or previous exams/tests/quizzes if available.
- I try to predict possible questions or problems I will be tested on and attempt to answer them accordingly.
- I review and relearn, not redo.
- I study actively by asking critical-thinking questions.
- I choose not to obsess over organizational activities or trivial details.
- I apportion my studying time, as well as my exam writing time, according to how much each component of the test is worth.
- I memorize what I need to memorize, understand what I need to understand, and explain what I need to explain.
- I stimulate the real thing before taking the exam or test.