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Prepare for exams

  • Make sure you know exam dates and locations at the start of the semester. Tell your instructor immediately if you have a conflict with a scheduled exam.
  • Begin preparations early.
  • Study in an area free of distractions.
  • Create a study checklist. Identify material that will be covered on the exam and break it into organized sections that you can review.
  • Complete all required reading assignments.
  • Take study breaks. Studying while fatigued (mentally or physically) reduces your ability to retain information and wastes time.
  • Avoid cramming for exams.