By Marcia Lee
Some tips on preparing & studying for exams:
- Be an ACTIVE learner, not a passive one! This means the more you manipulate, write down & re-write down key ideas while you are studying, the more likely you will be to remember them.
- Begin by reading through your notes a couple of times, while highlighting vocabulary, topics & subtopics.
- Remember to work from concept to detail, not the other way around. This may mean you will need to outline your notes initially & break things down a bit.
- Make charts, diagrams and graphs.
- Make lists.
- Use flash cards – these are always helpful with concepts & vocabulary words.
- Do not wait until the night before to begin studying!
On exam day:
- Prepare a few notes the night before, so you can glance at key concepts you want to be refreshed of before the exam – Do not try to “cram” a whole lot into your brain right before; it won’t work.
- Get a good night’s sleep.
- Remember to bring necessary writing utensils & materials to the test.
If you need help studying or need a place to study remember we have extended EXAM CRAM hours, until midnight on December 11th, 12th & 13th! Come on over to the library to get free snacks & tutoring help!