Exam Preparation
• What we’ll be covering:
– key elements of exam preparation
– creating and using note cards
– the Eight-...
What problems are you currently
having with preparing for exams?
• Take a moment to complete “
Exam Prep: A Self Check”. (...
Key elements of exam preparation
• Know what the exam will cover
– If you don’t know, then ask. Visit instructor’s office
...
Key elements of exam preparation
• Know what type of exam will be given
– Match the method of study to the kind of exam yo...
Key elements of exam preparation
• Avoid procrastination
– If you wait until the last-minute to study, you’ll
remember les...
Key elements of exam preparation
• Use memory techniques
– Remember the techniques we discussed?

How to get Prepared for ...
Key elements of exam preparation
• Make sure you’ve taken adequate notes and read
the text
– Get any notes that you’ve mis...
Key elements of exam preparation
• Have the proper attitude

How to get Prepared for Exams
Mubarek's Powerpoint
Key elements of exam preparation
• Monitor your anxiety level
– A little anxiety is good, but a lot will hurt your
perform...
Key elements of exam preparation
• Don’t be afraid to ask questions
– Ask during class, over e-mail, at tutoring and in yo...
Key elements of exam preparation
• Look for (or create) practice tests and questions
– Form a study group and have each me...
Creating and Using Note Cards
• When note cards are a good idea
– when you are a visual learner
– when you will be given a...
Creating and Using Note Cards
• Using them the right way
– frequently shuffle the cards to keep from learning
them in orde...
The Eight Day Study Plan
• download the Eight-Day Study Plan

How to get Prepared for Exams
Mubarek's Powerpoint
Summary
• Re-reading your text and notes is often not
enough to prepare you for an exam. You will
need to have good study ...
Apply what you’ve learned
• Complete the Eight-Day Study Plan for one of
your classes

How to get Prepared for Exams
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How to Prepare Yourself For Exams

  1. 1. Exam Preparation • What we’ll be covering: – key elements of exam preparation – creating and using note cards – the Eight-day study plan How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  2. 2. What problems are you currently having with preparing for exams? • Take a moment to complete “ Exam Prep: A Self Check”. (Click when finished) •The answers to all of the questions should be “yes”. •Now check your answers and list areas in which you can improve. How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  3. 3. Key elements of exam preparation • Know what the exam will cover – If you don’t know, then ask. Visit instructor’s office hours or ask over e-mail. How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  4. 4. Key elements of exam preparation • Know what type of exam will be given – Match the method of study to the kind of exam you will be given – (hint: you wouldn’t use note cards to study for an essay exam) How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  5. 5. Key elements of exam preparation • Avoid procrastination – If you wait until the last-minute to study, you’ll remember less and stress more – By keeping track of all the daily activities you participate in, an Ultimate Schedule can be constructed. With this Ultimate Schedule: • free time can be used to prepare for upcoming exams, • and more time can be set aside if it is needed. • See example. How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  6. 6. Key elements of exam preparation • Use memory techniques – Remember the techniques we discussed? How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  7. 7. Key elements of exam preparation • Make sure you’ve taken adequate notes and read the text – Get any notes that you’ve missed How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  8. 8. Key elements of exam preparation • Have the proper attitude How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  9. 9. Key elements of exam preparation • Monitor your anxiety level – A little anxiety is good, but a lot will hurt your performance – Check out our stress management on-line workshop How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  10. 10. Key elements of exam preparation • Don’t be afraid to ask questions – Ask during class, over e-mail, at tutoring and in your study group How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  11. 11. Key elements of exam preparation • Look for (or create) practice tests and questions – Form a study group and have each member identify possible test questions. Write each other practice tests – Ask the instructor for any old tests, if available – Come to the Learning Center and use our bank of old tests. How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  12. 12. Creating and Using Note Cards • When note cards are a good idea – when you are a visual learner – when you will be given an objective test How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  13. 13. Creating and Using Note Cards • Using them the right way – frequently shuffle the cards to keep from learning them in order – use only one concept per card- they aren’t designed to hold more – use your own words- by putting concepts in your own words, you’re actively learning while you create them – take out the ones you know until the final reviewdon’t waste your time studying things you already know – check out these examples How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  14. 14. The Eight Day Study Plan • download the Eight-Day Study Plan How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  15. 15. Summary • Re-reading your text and notes is often not enough to prepare you for an exam. You will need to have good study strategies and a good study plan. • It’s also important that you know where to go for additional help, including instructor office hours, tutoring centers and preceptors. How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
  16. 16. Apply what you’ve learned • Complete the Eight-Day Study Plan for one of your classes How to get Prepared for Exams Mubarek's Powerpoint
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