Learning takes time. You need to recollect information constantly. Unfortunately, your brain isn’t built to focus on long-term decisions. It’s hard-wired to care a lot about the now than the later. And that is why we procrastinate. The adage, by failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail, couldn’t be truer when it comes to preparing for exams. Here’s how to create a study schedule and earn good grades.
Building a study schedule is very important; it can help you complete assignments on time. Add all relevant information, including exam dates, assignment deadlines, and end of semester tasks, if any.
While learning, try to replicate test conditions as much as you can. Since memory is context-based, reviewing materials under conditions that are similar to those of the test can help recalling a much easier process. Get as much information about your exams from your university. It can help you understand test conditions.
Once you have all those details locked down, the next step is to get your hands on practicing tests from previous semesters. There may be a fraternity or sorority or any other student organization that keeps a test bank for all semesters.
Now that you’ve gathered all of your resources, it’s time to study. But where should you do it? Most of your studying will probably happen in your established study space. Do at least some of your study sessions in the actual test room or at least some other classroom with a similar look and feel. As memory is context dependent, your brains are better able to recall things when you study in the actual classroom where you’re going to be tested rather than in your living space.
The best way to study for a test is to quiz yourself for active recall. Take every concept from your syllabus and convert it into a question. Look through your notes and create questions out of headings, main ideas,and even case studies. By doing this, the mind is forced into recollecting facts and answers.
Hopefully, these tips may give you enough direction to successfully prepare for the exams. If you need good grades, why not hire online class help tutors to take online tests for you! Contact us to ask – can I pay someone to take my online class for me?