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Finding most important study information - October 4th 2015, 02:48 PM


Recently I took a test for one of my classes. I did study for it, I just studied the wrong information. I studied what I thought would be on the test but what was really there was a lot of names and dates and things like that.

How do you all find the most important information to study?


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Re: Finding most important study information - October 6th 2015, 09:56 PM

Ok, so I'm probably a little late for this, but maybe I can give tips for future tests/quizzes you can use notes for Basically what I did, along with others I went to school with, was we we would just write down key words or numbers to help jog our memories about certain things. Rather than wasting time and space trying to write out complete sentences, we just put down key facts that hopefully would be enough of a reminder of the whole thing. I hope this helps for future use!

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Re: Finding most important study information - October 6th 2015, 10:27 PM

I'm not sure how helpful this is, but instead of getting overwhelmed with information, keep referring back to the topic title or the aims/learning objectives, or questions. This helps you to keep focussed on the most important stuff rather than going off-topic.

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Re: Finding most important study information - October 7th 2015, 06:26 PM

I find the most helpful thing to have is a copy of the learning objectives/outcomes.

Your teacher/lecturer/professor should be able to provide you with one.

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Re: Finding most important study information - October 9th 2015, 08:24 PM

This happens. Don't worry about it. It truly varies from Professor to Professor, so the best way to know is to ask the Professor how THEY would study for the test -- if this is an option. Otherwise, talk to the student aid in the department and ask them. I'm assuming this is some sort of history test since you are talking about dates and such. The way I studied for these exams is I memorized the events in chronological order, and then by dates. Repetition is key in this. Also, organizing things chronologically allow you to see the cause-effect, thereby making the memorization less daunting because you now have a logical flow and reasoning, and can arrive at the date with more accuracy than just rote memorization.

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