The key is not to wait until the day before. After every class, or at least once a week, you should read over your lesson notes and make sure you understand the material.
Also you can highlight the most important concepts as well as anything your teacher says will be on the exam.
By going over your notes regularly, you’ll be taking in the information way before you begin studying for the exam.
Some other tips for exam preparation:
- Make a study plan that gives you a number of days to study for an exam – 1 week before a test amd 3 weeks before the exam is a good place to start. Never leave the studying until the night before the exam.
- Take regular breaks when you’re studying. Most people can’t focus for more than an hour and really learn the material. It’s better to study for an hour, take a 5 -10 minute break and then start studying again.
- Don’t forget about your self while you’re studying for an exam. If you continue to eat healthy food, drink plenty of water, get some exercise and enough sleep, you’ll have the energy and focus you need for studying effectively.
- Study with a friend or friends. If you have a friend in your class ask each other for help when you get stuck on hard questions. Simply reading your notes won’t get you through Math Methods – your main focus should be on practicing questions related to what you’ve learnt. Ideally, you need past papers from the course and use those to practice.
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