Preparing for and taking exams

Preparing for and taking exams - PREPARING FOR AND TAKING...

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Academic Support Center • Eastman Building 01 – 2309 • (585) 475 – 6682 www.rit.edu/ASC 1/13/2009 PREPARING FOR AND TAKING EXAMS PREPARING FOR EXAMS Use Three Types of Review : o Same-day Review Take 15 minutes after every class to “plant the seeds” for long-term retention. Reread and edit your notes, read summaries and skim questions/problems in the text, try to get answers/clarification for questions, review new terminology. o Regular Weekly Review Spend 30 minutes per class per week to begin to “consolidate” information. Reformat and reduce your notes, create study questions and summaries, create study aids such as vocabulary lists, formula sheets, problem sets, and graphic organizers. o Final Review Use 1-2 days before the exam to check your ability to recall the information. Take pre-tests, redo homework problems, use study guides, time yourself, do problems out of order, retry old quizzes, and do practice examples. Use Strategies to Remember Better:
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