Studying For Tests
Begin preparing early!
- Review notes from class frequently.
- Write a summary sheet or note cards of key concepts, terms and properties from each section as it is covered in the course. Include a couple of problems from each section.
- Begin studying for the test at least a week before the test.
- Obtain or make a list of all possible topics on the test.
- Do not deal with the next topic until after you have total confidence on the current one.
- Most of your study time should be spent writing out and thinking about the concepts. Only a small percentage of time should be
spent reading your notes and textbook.
- Master all topics on my topics list before working on any practice tests.
- Form a study group of 3 to 4 dedicated students.
- Make a Practice Test and take it until you score 100%. The best way to ensure success on a test is to make and master practice
tests. Make sure you recognize the concepts and problems when they are in random order.
- Take practice tests in your textbook and apply the Ten Steps to Better Test Taking.
- Use the Six Steps to Test Analysis to evaluate your mistakes after taking your practice tests.
- If your instructor gives you a practice test, simulate test conditions and take it just as if it were the test. If you have a time limit on your exam, then practice with a time limit.
- Always aim for 100%. It is not possible to study too much.
- Get plenty of sleep the night before. Prepare all your required materials in advance.
- Arrive early, but don’t get dragged into negative talk with classmates.
- Breathe and relax yourself - deep breathing through the nose and out through the mouth. Stretch.
- Ignore other students during the test.
- Ask questions if needed. The instructor may choose not to answer the question but you won’t know unless you ask.
- Follow the Ten Steps to Better Test Taking!
- Make sure you read the questions carefully, and do all parts of each problem.
Hours of Operation
The Math Learning Center will be offering online math tutoring during Spring quarter.
|Apr 2 - Jun 11|
|Monday - Thursday|
|9 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|9 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
No online tutoring will be available on In-Service Day, Advising Day or state holidays.
Cedar Hall, 313
Math Learning Center Coordinator