Success on any examination is a
two-step process. First, you must prepare properly so
that information is in your head in a meaningful form
and accessible during the exam. Second, you must
discipline yourself to think carefully while reading
and evaluating test questions. Your exam preparation
should begin well in advance of the exam itself.
Ideally, you should be studying lecture material on a
regular basis, i.e., 2 to 3 times weekly throughout
the pre-exam period so that very little in the way of
studying is actually necessary immediately prior to
the exam itself. As part of this preparation process,
you should . . .
- Do all the assigned readings
and take good lecture notes.
- Learn material in accordance
with lecture objectives and other guidelines.
- Practice applying your
knowledge by with sample exam questions.
- Write key concepts on note
cards for frequent review.
- Be sure to have your questions
about unclear topics answered.
- Attend any review sessions
offered by the professor.
- Study enough in advance to
avoid the need for all-night cram sessions.
- Get a good nights sleep
and be well-rested for the examination.
All content herein ęClemson
Site design by Michael
Please direct all comments
regarding this web site to: Dr.