UNIT 4 - Cramming is when an individual tries to study a...

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As discussed in unit 4 of Student Learning Success at Columbia Southern University both physical and emotion preparation can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of your exam. Two topics covered in unit 4 were test anxiety which is an example of an emotional factor and then there is cramming which has a physical impact on your body and mind. Most people feel a little nervous and stressed before an exam, but in some a touch of nervous anticipation can actually help keep you at peak performance. For others it has the exact opposite effect. This stress which can be intellectual, emotional, or physiological can impact a student to a point where it impairs their test performance. The key to overcome this anxiety is to prepare for the type of exam you are going to take. This tie in with time management which is covered in unit 3. Most students will have a syllabus which has exam dates on it. Studying early and often will help overcome this anxiety. In cases which individuals have poor time management skills they tend to cram before an exam.
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Unformatted text preview: Cramming is when an individual tries to study a large amount of material in a short amount of time. Most people view it as studying to the early hours prior to the day of an exam. This is the least effective way to prepare for an exam. This has a negative physical impact. People tend not be focused when taking the exam and show signs of exhaustion. During the cramming session the individual tends not to retain all the material that they are going over. This is because most people earn more during shorter intervals. To overcome this involves time management. Starting early is key; studying early and often will help people retain the information. By doing so this prevents cramming and leads to an individual to rest before an exam to go into the exam well rested and focused at the task at hand. References Ferrett, S. & Feldman, R. (2008) Student learning success at Columbia Southern University. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill....
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This note was uploaded on 08/02/2011 for the course HIST 1101 taught by Professor Arnold during the Spring '11 term at Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach.

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