Preparing for a Test
Not all exams are created equal. Exam/test structure might be multiple choice, fill in the blank, or essay. You may have a take-home exam or an open book exam. Studying for each of these requires a special approach. However, all tests require one thing: IDENTIFYING YOURSELF. Your test will not be graded if you fail to indentify yourself through your name or UTCID.
Multiple Choice or Fill in the Blank Tests
While taking a multiple choice or fill in the blank test, pay close attention to vocabulary and definitions. Use key words from your instructor or textbook as cues for items to understand and memorize. Also, restate definitions in your own words. Flash cards are great tools.
On essay exams, pay close attention to comparing, contrasting, listing, links in material, and concepts: For example, when you are asked to compare and contrast different time periods or theories try making charts or simple columns with similarities and differences.
Review additional study tips for the semester here.