Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
From there I like to get an overview of what all I am expecting the test to cover. Whether it be chapters from a book, powerpoint slides, or full lectures or any other material, I get everything together that I expect will be on the test. Once I have all of that together, I divide it into what I call "manageable chunks." The size of these chunks will be subjective to the individual, but for me it is whatever amount of information I feel as if I can take down and understand completely in one night.
The amount of material that I will be tested on dictates the number of chunks I divide in to. Sometimes, say for a small quiz, there is only one or two chunks that I need to review. For others, such as a long final, there may be twenty or more. Each chunk takes me one night to study, and I knock them out in sequence until the day before the exam.
The night before the exam, assuming I do all the steps right and do not cram, I would get an overview of everything to go over once again, but I would not go too crazy with the studying. I believe that a good nights sleep before an exam is one of the most crucial parts.
Robert from Texas