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Top 10 Tips To Ace That Test!

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Tests, exams, and quizzes – oh my! These can all be very stressful for students and have a big impact on our overall class grade. If you are not a good test-taker, no worries! I have ten things that will make sure you ace that next test, exam, or quiz that comes your way!

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Top 10 Tips To Ace That Test!

1. Do Not Wait! Every second counts – start preparing and studying now!

2. Ask Questions! If you don’t understand something now you won’t magically “get it” for your test either. Don’t be afraid to ask classmates or your professor a question.

3. Make A Study Group! Collaborating together will allow you all to understand better by talking it out and seeing how well everyone else is grasping the material.

4. Meet With Your Professor! It’s their job to teach material, but it’s your job to make sure you understand it. See them for clarification. Plus they will know you are putting in an effort.

5. Do Your Homework! If you aren’t doing the reading, going to class, taking notes, or doing assignments then you will be losing out on the material needed to pass your test.

6. Study Guides Are Key! If one isn’t given for you, make your own. Go through every reading, lecture, quiz, and homework to make a study guide. This should be your new best friend.

7. Study In Segments! If you cram all at once, chances are you will forget most of it. This allows you to soak the material in and go at a nice pace.

8. Stick To Your Strength! Know what works best for you, everyone studies differently (notecards, highlights, re-reading, writing, etc.) and at different times of the day (morning, afternoon, or night).

9. Get Your Rest! Staying up late will only create more issues on exam day and not allow you the concentration or memory you will need.

10. Fuel Your Fire! Eat (healthy) before your test to fill your tummy and fuel your brain. You can’t think on an empty stomach.

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Now you’re ready – go study, tackle this list! As long as your mindset is positive that you are capable of doing well, then that is half the battle! Good luck!

What do you do to prepare for a college exam? Leave a comment below!

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Acing Midterms 1-2-3

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I’m looking at my school schedule for this upcoming week, and I honestly don’t think I’m going to survive. I have two midterms on Tuesday (back to back of course), a 15 page paper due Wednesday, and then a lab report due Thursday afternoon. The length of the lab report? In the words of my professor, “whatever you deem appropriate.” I’m all for hands-off learning but come on, some direction would be nice.

How do I get by you ask.

Here are my top 3 tips to make sure you ace your midterms:

1) Make a study guide outlining important themes in the class.

Memorizing dates, places, and people may seem important but having a good understanding of the major themes of the class is incredibly important to doing well on midterms. This is especially true for classes that are essay based or emphasize a lot of readings, since important themes or concepts are often spread out over multiple readings. Linking themes with evidence shows the professor that you understand the material.

2) Eat breakfast and get a full night of sleep.

It’s especially important when you have early morning exams to eat breakfast and get plenty of rest so the you are alert and fully awake by test time. Just think it’s so much easier to concentrate when I don’t have to worry about other students giving me the death stare because my stomach is growling loudly.

3) Re-write old lectures notes or say them out loud as you read over them

I’ve found that repetition is extremely important when I’m studying for a test that deals with a lot of memorization. I always think about muscle memory in sports; by doing the same thing over and over, I’m cementing that action into stone. It’s the same with tests. Re-writing old lecture notes into a more organized fashion will also help you better understand important concepts of the test.

So here you have it, my top 3 tips for getting an A on your upcoming midterm or assignment. Have another tip? I can use all the advice I can get to make sure I survive the upcoming week.

Good luck on your tests.

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