How To Study - Studying for Exams
Here are some tips on studying for exams.
Grade "A" is a result, Grade "F" is a result, wealth is a result, health is a result, illness is a result, your weight is a result, whatever you get at the end of your learning will be the result of what you planted in the process of your learning. We live in a world of cause and effect.
Tips on studying for exams.• Start on Day One. You should always be studying for the next exam. Do a little each day, or at the very least start studying 2 – 3 days before the exam. Do NOT start studying the night before the exam. Cramming, while a time honored college tradition, just doesn’t work as well as spending time each day studying, especially with a math class.
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• Get a Good Night’s Sleep. Get a good night’s sleep the night before the exam. It is important to be well rested and mentally sharp when you take the exam.
• Make a List of Important Concepts/Formulas. Review your notes and make a concise list of important concepts and formulas. Make sure you know these formulas and more importantly how to use them!
• Rework Homework Problems. Do not just read over the homework problems. Actually rework them. Writing down the steps will help you to remember them. Make sure that you try to do the problems without looking at the solutions.
• Rework Book/Notes Examples. Cover up the solutions to book or note examples and try to rework them. When looking for problems from the book don’t forget that most books have a review section at the end of each chapter that usually contains more problems.
• Take a Practice Exam. Find some problems and treat them a practice test. Give yourself a time limit and don’t use your notes or book.
And Let this be your slogan:- “What you hear, you forget; what you see, you remember; what you do, you understand.”
I Wish You Well In Your Forthcoming Exams.
Focusing is the ability to zero in on what’s important to the exclusion of everything else. This can mean concentration, of course, but it also includes separating main ideas from supporting details and choosing valuable facts from among irrelevant ones.
Overviewing is a key part of preparation. It involves taking a broad, big-picture look at information to establish the key points and interrelationships that might not be as readily apparent from closer examination. It is the ability to identify the framework or skeleton of information. This creates “advance organizers” that make it easier to arrange and retain more speciﬁc information.
While overviewing builds a framework, reframing changes that frame. It is the ability to process the same information from different angles, approaches, or contexts. This can mean adapting quickly to new and changing information or “translating” information from one form, such as words and numbers, into another, such as images. It is also that core skill behind reﬂection.
Summarizing means condensing information. Determining the main idea of a paragraph, page, article, or book involves the skill of summarizing. So does reciting, your most powerful defense against forgetting.
Planning uses a predetermined system or procedure to approach a particular problem, task, or period of time. Creating lists, budgets, and schedules requires planning, but so does any regular study skills strategy you may use, such as the Cornell System for note taking.