You’ve now learned about important things to do to prepare for exams as well as tools to help you before, during, and after exams.

You are now able to:

  • Recognize how class content relates to exams
  • Understand how to apply tips for exam preparation
  • Use new techniques to prepare for and take exams

Additional Resources

  • Top 49 Ways to Beat Test Anxiety
  • The Curve of Forgetting
    Reviewing class notes and content soon after class is important for future recall.
  • Test Bank
    The SMART Learning Commons maintains an ever-expanding collection of previously administered exams, quizzes, and other assessment measures in a wide range of courses. These are made available to all current U of M students as study aids.
  • SMART Learning Commons
    Visit the SMART Learning Commons for a variety of academic support including tutoring in many University of Minnesota courses, library research support, English language support, and more.
  • Worksheet for Exploring a Returned Exam
    Use this form to analyze a returned exam and determine if your mistakes stem from preparation habits, content mastery, or the testing situation so you can build a targeted improvement plan.