Review course materials
- Study and practice questions from your course materials. Many people are surprised how quickly material is forgotten.
- Spend the majority of your review time on the material that is least familiar and briefly review the most familiar material.
- Review old quizzes, exams, handouts, notes, and papers for information you may have forgotten. If your instructor does not return old tests, ask if you can schedule a time to look at yours so you can analyze the mistakes you made.
- Put key concepts onto a document that can be quickly and repeatedly reviewed. Review when you have small bits of time, like standing in lines or waiting at the bus stop.