He who opens a school door,
closes a prison
Victor Hugo, 1802 – 1885
Testing with success series
General test preparation
To do well on tests you must first learn the
and then review it before the test.
are techniques to better understand your material:
Take good notes in your class lectures and textbooks
Taking notes in Lectures
(and Taking notes from a textbook!)
Review your notes soon after class/lecture
Review notes briefly before the next class
Schedule some time at the end of the week for a longer review
- Take good notes
about as your teacher tells you what
will be on the test
- Organize your notes, texts, and assignments
according to what will be on the test
- Estimate the hours you'll need to review materials
- Draw up a schedule
that blocks units of time and
- Test yourself on the material!
"Retrieval practice" is a more effective way
of learning than simply rereading or reviewing information. When you retrieve information, you think about it more deeply and organize it in your mind.
These stronger memories are more likely to be retained over time.
- Finish your studying the day before the exam
Successful test preparation