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Exam passing tips - its my final year

kayondo 1 / 4  
Jul 2, 2009   #1
I need help on passing tips its my final year and am doing well in my exams. Please advice on what i should to perform better. thanx alot
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jul 2, 2009   #2
What problems have you had in the past? What sort of examinations will you be facing?
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jul 2, 2009   #3
Study hard; write logical, well-thought out, grammatically correct essays; and craft well-written, correct responses to exam questions.

There, that was easy. Now, do you want to ask something a bit more specific?
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jul 2, 2009   #4
write logical, well-thought out, grammatically correct essays; and craft well-written, correct responses to exam questions.

Before you can do that, you must do one even more important thing: Read the exam question(s) carefully. Then read the question(s) again, just to be sure.
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jul 4, 2009   #5
And always make sure to check both sides of the exam sheet, so you don't overlook questions. :-)
vip747 4 / 18  
Jul 23, 2009   #6
I always try to make connections to memorize difficult concepts, like connecting examples to the laws of thermodynamics.
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jul 23, 2009   #7
That's very smart. Memory research suggests that the more connections between a piece of information and other concepts -- whether these be ideas, images, or other pieces of information -- the more likely the information is to be retained.
fearistheenemy 5 / 9  
Jul 23, 2009   #8
Thanks, I haven't tried this. Maybe it can help me.
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jul 30, 2009   #9
Memory research suggests that the more connections between a piece of information and other concepts -- whether these be ideas, images, or other pieces of information -- the more likely the information is to be retained.

I think maybe the distinction between information and knowledge lies in those connections.
designingsally 4 / 7  
Aug 1, 2009   #10
Hi pls specify what problem you are having so that i can answer better?
aravindjobs - / 1  
Aug 2, 2009   #11
how this handle in exame paper and time maintain .which pattern on exame write some tips give to me
Ali MacLennan 1 / 7  
Aug 2, 2009   #12
Well it depends on many things. I really don't think you're going to get a clear-cut answer here as there are so many things that need to be taken into account.

What subject(s) are your final(s) in?
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Aug 3, 2009   #13
Again, give us some specifics. If you just want to know how to do well on exams generally, then the answer is "study."
nancyroll1 2 / 3  
Aug 3, 2009   #14
And don't cram for your exams either.
In my psych class we are learning about memory,
and in order for information to be stored in the LTC
it has to be read over a period of days, repetition doesn't
always work. Think about what your reading and apply it
to something you already know!
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Aug 4, 2009   #15
That said, while it is better to study regularly, over a long period of time, than to cram, it is infinitely better to cram than to not study at all, if you have let things slide.
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Aug 4, 2009   #16
In my psych class we are learning about memory,

Forum members, listen up: When you take intro psych, pay attention to the sections on learning, cognition, and memory; they can help you for the rest of your college career.
Alice_ 1 / 4  
Aug 6, 2009   #17
Have rest and study well !!! try not to freak out on exams, just take ur time and think if u got confused with the question and study well !!!
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Aug 7, 2009   #18
Alice makes a good point: Get your rest. Taking tests is hard on the body. Your brain works better if your body is well-fed, well-rested, and sufficiently hydrated. You might even want to think about the test like a bike race and carbo-load the day before.
kenziii 7 / 35  
Aug 14, 2009   #19
Flashcards always help me with memorizing key terms in courses.
If you can, try to link terms and concepts with easy words or ideas.
Study for 20 minutes, take a 10 minute break. Repeat for an hour or so.
Study days before an exam. Sleep well two nights before an exam.
Don't have an emotional breakdown and OD the night before...
dhanh90 2 / 6  
Aug 14, 2009   #20
its better if you review all things before 2 or 3 weeks.
Pay close attention to key information.
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Aug 15, 2009   #21
Where time permits, strive for understanding, rather than for rote memorization when studying. It may take a bit longer, but you'll find studying much more rewarding, and will likely do a lot better on your tests.
displayname 3 / 5  
Aug 24, 2009   #22
I have found from experience that when taking an exam I have prepared arduously for (a competition or for one that basically decides my future), it has been the calmness that has gotten me through. Being apprehensive during the beginning of the test will only yield bad results, even when you know the text. I just try to bring up my confidence before the test so that I don't stare at the first question for 5 minutes. (This doesn't happen to me on regular school tests, but on very important ones where I only have one chance and my future depends on it).

Hope this helps.
muhammadhayat86 2 / 6  
Aug 24, 2009   #23
One night stand before exams is something that you should avoid at all costs.Alice is absolutely correct because at first glance every question you might stare at would seem difficult and may be impossible to solve.First take a deep breath and start reading out all the questions one by one.If you get stuck on one question,skip it and read the next question.When you are done answering the easier ones concentrate on those that you had skipped.It helps a lot and it really works for me!
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Aug 24, 2009   #24
One night stand before exams is something that you should avoid at all costs.

Hmmm... In the U.S., "one night stand" means a one-time sexual encounter. I'd agree that right before an exam is not the best time for such recreation, but I wonder if you were meaning to say "staying up all night" or "all night study session."
escritor 3 / 6  
Aug 25, 2009   #25
Don't try to think about next question. Concentrate on one question at a time. Be focused while writing...
muhammadhayat86 2 / 6  
Aug 25, 2009   #26
I meant

"staying up all night" or "all night study session."
mrarching 3 / 6  
Sep 11, 2009   #27
Keep a normal psychological state, just be yourself!
Preet 14 2 / 2  
Sep 11, 2009   #28
If u are doing well in exam than to make it better u have to concentrate not only on the book reading like bookworm u have to learn those subjects practically like in group of friends..
rbasu08 1 / 4  
Sep 11, 2009   #29
I'm sure we've ALL been in this situation with test anxiety. Everyone has their own reactions and methods to what helps them deal with it. Some do better when they cram until 3 in the morning, others do well when they go to bed by 10. The best thing is to figure out what works for you. Don't risk it and cram- because sometimes you'll focus one that one little thing you think you forgot during the whole time of the exam. I don't know exactly what class you're talking about; but

if it's math/chem/phys: do a LOT of practice problems
if it's a science/psych/sociology-type of class: memorize those terms!
To help understand concepts better- you can try re-writing your notes or drawing pictures/graphs-
What helps me avoid extra test anxiety is to NOT cram last-minute information the hour before the exam. There's only so much you can do- the best thing is to allow your brain to just settle with the info it held onto.

Whatever works for you will be fine!

Good Luck!
frozenX207 - / 1  
Sep 12, 2009   #30
pay attention in class. and study for the classes that are your first priority
yugilai - / 1  
Sep 13, 2009   #31
prepare early...
don't wait until the exam just around the corner only starting prepare.
Llamapoop123 7 / 442  
Sep 13, 2009   #32
I find that it becomes extremely boring to study by yourself. Boredom really messes with your ability to remember important concepts. Study with another person! He/She may raise important questions that you did not even think about. You will be able to understand the material better by teaching each other what the both of you already know.
kma721 3 / 9  
Sep 13, 2009   #33
READ THE DIRECTIONS! first and foremost, they are the most important part of the exam. Also, if you're dealing with a reading passage, try to look over the questions that follow the passage before reading it so you know what key points to look for..good luck!
Keng 39 / 134  
Sep 16, 2009   #34
It is not difficult tp pass the exam.
The easy way is to read a book every day
Jin 11 / 37  
Sep 16, 2009   #35
so ,what kind of exams are you faceing?
kazzy31 1 / 1  
Sep 16, 2009   #36
Yes prepare early is something I havent done in my past but have put myself through alot of unneeded stress. I am trying so hard to get things done on time instead of leasving till the last
TomHeather /  
Sep 18, 2009   #37
Revise like hell, prepare very early, keel cool on the day, work out what you need to know and make sure you know it all back to front and can recall it from memory
neuromancer 3 / 7  
Sep 19, 2009   #38

get enough sleep.

take your fish oil pills and eat a good nutrition!!! feed your brain and treat it right and it will function right! say no to drugs and alcohol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
luckystar 3 / 9  
Sep 20, 2009   #40
If you are taking the AP exams it helps to buy a review book. They aren't that expensive; just about twenty dollars each and if you want to save some money, you can always buy used books on Ebay.

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