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  • 1. Is that your final answer? Lunch and Learn Student Success
  • 2. Smart Exam Prep:
    • Get a good night’s sleep
    • Be prepared! -Make sure you have everything that you need
    • Distribute your study time
    • Monitor your learning
  • 3. Taking Exams on the Computer:
    • Don’t abandon your normal test-taking strategies
    • Become familiar with the technology
    • Find out as much as you can about the exam before the test date
  • 4. A word about cramming:
    • Preview the material
    • Be selective
    • Target your lecture notes
    • Spend time only on material you don’t know
    • Repetition, repetition, repetition
    • Test yourself on the information
    • Get some sleep!
    • Remain calm – during the test is no
    • time to panic
  • 5. Acing Exams (If you did not cram):
    • Relax!
    • Read the directions
    • Preview the test
    • Answer what you know first
    • Resist the urge to change answers
    • Don’t be in a hurry to leave
    • Keep your mind on your own business
  • 6. Surviving Mid-Terms and Finals:
    • Consider finals week to be finals WEEKS
    • Set up study groups
    • Find your pace for studying
    • Know what kind of exam you will have
    • Study in reverse
  • 7. Surviving Mid-Terms and Finals:
    • Plan your time strategically
    • Plan several study sessions for each class
    • Break up your studying
    • Know what’s at stake
    • Don’t burn out
    • Relax and have some perspective