One of the most stressful times for a student is around exam time so learning how to study for an exam is a valuable tool that students need to have. This article was written to give you the student tips on how to get better grades on exams plus increase your study speed. Imagine the feeling of getting the grades you have always wanted. Impress your family, impress yourself whatever your motivation run with it.
The first suggestion I can offer is figure out what is important as you are preparing for the exam, know what to spend your time on. Making an educated guess is the wrong strategy. Pay attention to what the professor told you was important and what was covered in detail in class. Other things to keep in mind would be Anything covered quite a bit in both the readings and the lectures, not to mention anything about which the professor feels strongly. In other words study what the instructor tells you to focus on.
When studying a very helpful study tip is to use flash cards. Many students retain information effectively by visually learning. Flash cards is an excellent way to learn visually. Studying definitions and word meanings particularly work well when using flash cards. Write the word on one side and then the meaning on the other side of the card. Another tip is to make an outline of your notes or rewrite your notes, trying to study scribbled notes lessens the effectiveness of your studying.
One of the best tips or suggestions I can offer is to implore you to ask the professor or teachers assistant for help. This is only effective however if you allow enough time to look the material over. Start studying at least a week prior to the exam and if you have any questions for the professor you will have time to get those questions answered. Some ways a teacher may help you is offering study sessions or study sheets. They may even profits examples of study questions or previous exams. Always ask if you need help and see what they say.