STUDY TIPS PPD 240--Diane E. Yoder The following are tips for studying and writing essay exams: • Scan the syllabus for course objectives. • Organize your class notes and reading notes around central issues or themes. • Look for repetition in your class notes. • Look at quizzes to see what issues are emphasized. • When you receive the exam, read each question carefully . • Make sure you understand what the question is asking for in terms of an answer. • If you don’t understand a question, ask the professor to explain it. • If given a choice of questions, think about each one before you select those you’ll answer. • Spend 5-10 minutes writing an outline for each question have to answer. • Write concisely using your outline as a guide. • Remember: Answer the question thoughtfully--don’t “data dump.” • It’s okay to disagree with authors, professors, etc., but support your arguments with logic! The following are reading tips:
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