First, let’s review policies on final examinations.
- The final exam schedule
- Exams are given in three hour blocks, but the actual length of the exam is up to your professor
- If you are scheduled for three final exams on the same day, you may move one exam to a different day and/or time.
- You must inform your instructor. If you are scheduled for more than one exam on the same day and time, you must inform your instructors and have one of the exams moved.
- (ME! have final exam on 9,10,11 (night),12...fuhh)...
Second,let’s assess how your semester has been going so far…
Third,let’s develop a study plan!
1)Determine the content coverage and question format of the exam.
2)Organize and separate the content into parts.
3)Identify specific study strategies, making adjustmentst of it your unique learning style and the nature of the material
4)Estimate the amount of time needed to study each part.
5)Allocate time for each study strategy, spread ou tovertime.Don’t cram!
6)Modify the plan as needed–more time for a subject,or asking a professor or tutor for help.
Finally, let’s review the process for good exam prep.
- Express your needs: For each course, you need to sit down and assess how much of the course material you have read, how you stand going into the exam, what percentage of the final grade the exam is worth, how much of a priority the class is, and what format the exam will take. Review your term assessment on page 3. Those answers will determine how much intensity and time you must put into your preparation. At this time, collect any class notes you are missing from others in the class - do this politely and gratefully, as offenders tend to get remembered.
- Organize & schedule: First, decide how much time you need to study for each course, and when you intend on studying for them. You can make a study schedule that dictates by which dates you need to have finished studying particular sections of individual courses. Include time for breaks, exercise, meals, and sleep. Decide which sections need more emphasis, and which can be skipped if you are crunched for time. Avoid studying for similar subjects back-to-back as it will create confusion in your head, and you can get bored VERY easily.
- Read & review: After all this organization, it’s finally time to study. First, finish any readings you have skipped and review your notes,picking out key concepts and listing important terms. Review any old assignments as they will help anticipate the type of questions that will be asked on the exam. While doing this, make a new set of study notes, as you will retain more by writing it down.
- Test yourself: ... in a way related to how the course and exam are structured. Create generic and detailed questions to ask yourself. When testing yourself, sort through your study guide to answer each question. On a separate piece of paper, you may want to copy out fuller answers, referring back to your notes and the text to find further examples or details to fully support your answer.