Here are some general tips that I think are esp important to help prepare for major exams:
Mark Your Deadlines. First, mark deadlines like paper due dates and test times. Next, check for conflicts if you have two tests that overlap, or if you’re scheduled for work during a test time, you need to resolve that as quickly as possible. Some professors may allow you to take your exam another day if you have 3 or more exams on the same day, you never know unless you ask! :) if you can’t prioritize, what class is most important? What do you need to study most for?
Set a Study Schedule. While you have your calendar out, mark out your study plan for the days ahead -you don’t want to be studying for a history test on Friday if you have a Math test tomorrow. Schedule time for the nearest deadlines first, and break your time into hours and subjects. Don’t try to spend all day studying one thing or you will burn out. Also, remember that it will probably take you longer than you think to write a paper.
Take Care of Your Body. If you don’t take care of your body, you could hit a slump right when you need the most energy. Take time to eat healthy meals (that means fruits and veggies, carbs and proteins, not just a Snickers bar and a Gatorade) and schedule time for sleep.
Preparation for your first test should begin after the first day of class; this includes studying, completing homework assignments and reviewing study materials on a regular basis
Budget your time, make sure you have sufficient time to study so that you are well prepared for the test.
Go to review sessions, pay attention to hints that the instructor may give about the test. Take notes and ask questions about items you may be confused about
Ask the instructor to specify the areas that will be emphasized on the test.Make sure you go to the class right before the test; it’s another prime time for the instructor to give out more hints or the format of the test.
Review your in class notes and reading, make outlines and jot down side notes to help you memorize them better. I usually read my notes at least 3x before a test, then take a test from the prior year to see how I did and then I would go and highlight in my notes what I need to focus on if I missed any questions on the practice test.
I plan on making a video that gets more in depth with this stuff. Good luck and study hard! <3