Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
During a lecture, I am sure to write down the key phrases from my professors, if they show a powerpoint and specificity pull a topic out to discuss even for a minute or so, I write it down. I have found most times instructors will test on the material they find most interesting. If a professor seems to be talking about a specific subject in a lecture, chances are they will ask multiple questions related to it on the exam. After lecture, I place my class notes on the side and take out a fresh paper to outline the lecture in my own words and to my understanding. Rewriting notes right after lecture is the best way for me retain the information and understand it better when I continue to learn more about the topic. After outlining my own notes in my own words, If my instructor provides an outline or a powerpoint, I read through it & add my own notes to the premade outline from my professor. After drafting a new outline from my own notes and from the instructor's lectures, I will start to type out a fresh outline adding all the information together in a neat typed format. This outline is a great quick reference for me to review before the exam/quiz. A clean and well organized outline of the lecture(s) grants me the privilege to study and review more effectively without the stress of cramming through tons of pages of notes as exam date rapidly approaches.
Deanna from Arizona
Pima Community College