Get an A on Your Next Test: Study Tips You Should Follow1:42 PM
Fact: Tests and exams are two aspects of college that won't be going away any time soon.Since you'll have to deal with them throughout your college career, the best way to deal with them is learn how to ace them. Of course going to classes and doing your homework all help get you high marks on tests, but the major part in acing your class is studying. Read out tips on making the most out of your study time.
Location, Location, Location
Always study in an area that's free from distractions and loud noises. The best place to study is the library where books and computers are readily available. You can also create a study area in your house. Make sure you choose a quiet, comfortable area with a good source of light.
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Writing a summary is a great way to see how much you really know about the subject and is especially useful when studying history or English. When it comes to history, pick a key figure or event and write down the who, what, where, why, and how. If you can't remember why that person or event is important, then it's time to read about them again. Always try to remember dates, names, ideas, and key events of the people involved. For English classes, try to think of the main characters in the story, their motives, and what the major events were.
Learn the Terms
Go over key terms from the chapter. Any term that your professor stresses during lectures, or always seems to pop up could easily return on a test.
Cramming overnight is never a good idea. For best results, study a week in advance for a major exam.
What are your study tips?