Emergency study tips
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.
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