Prepping for your First Wave of Exams

Now that we’ve completed just about three weeks of classes, we all know what comes next: the dreaded first exam. Obviously, this is stressful for everyone, but when it’s a new professor, no one really knows what to expect. Here are some tips to help you ace your first round of exams.

 

1.) Organize your notes. If you have all your information in order, you’ll have an easier time knowing what to study.

 

2.) Start studying a few days before your test. Reviewing your information days before your exam and reinforcing the info is going to make sure it stays with you. Spending a little while studying each night will help you so you don’t need to cram the night before and stay up all night.

 

3.) Go to review sessions!! Studying with people is a great way to bounce ideas off of each other and can help you retain the information better. You can usually get more information about what you can expect to see on the exam and often times professors give a bonus point or two for going

 

4.) Ask questions in class. If you’ve never taken a class with this professor, make sure you find out how the exam is set up. Knowing what to expect will cause less stress when studying and can help you decide which way you’re going to study.