Exam Preparation



Elisa Mendoza, Contributor

  1. Organize your study space.
  2.  Rewrite or Rephrase the Material in Your Own Words
  3. Teach the Material to Someone Else
  4. Quiz Yourself With Flashcards
  5. Don’t cram the night before it’s ineffective, because you’re taking in so much information at once that it’s impossible to memorize it all. You’ll hardly retain anything and will be tired and stressed when the time comes to actually sit the exam.
  6. When you finish studying a section of notes, ask yourself questions relating to the material
  7. Rewriting your notes helps you to remember them.
  8. Study to suit your learning style. If you’re a visual learner, diagrams and pictures can help you remember. Auditory learners should listen to lecture recordings or make their own recordings of notes that they can listen to later. If you are a physical person explain key ideas aloud to yourself while moving around. Explore different ways to help you remember key facts and to increase your understanding of the main concepts.