Emer­gency study tips

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IF you have been skip­ping classes, below are some study tac­tics that can help you get through your exam.

Past year pa­pers will help you see what top­ics come up on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. An­a­lyse ques­tions, make a list of things you need to learn and work up a study guide.

Note that if the course, book or teacher has changed, this may not be ac­cu­rate. Ask your teacher if you are un­cer­tain whether there has been a change in the course fo­cus.

The study guide lays out the course for you, analysing what you need to take away from ev­ery topic.

Good study guides take the main text­book apart and set ques­tions so that you can track your un­der­stand­ing. Ex­cel­lent ones also

Find old exam pa­pers: Read the study guide:

point out al­ter­na­tive and ex­tra re­sources.

If you have a main text that has been writ­ten spe­cially for teach­ing cour­ses, pay at­ten­tion to the learn­ing ob­jec­tives in each chap­ter. If you master these, you will have the book down pat.

Oth­er­wise, read each chap­ter and high­light the im­por­tant points. De­velop study notes and then con­dense them for a clear idea of what you need to know.

If you have the re­sources (time, money and ac­cess to course grad­u­ates), you can also ar­range for one-on-one tu­tor­ing.

If you are not deal­ing with a pro­fes­sional teacher, out­line what you need to get up to speed with, and then look for some­one who aced that part of the course.

Master the main text: Tu­ition:

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