I have an exam tomorrow.
I have either dumbed down, or forgotten how to study.
Which is understandable, consdering my 2-year break from school.
But I have an exam! How do I ace it.
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Studying is a very unique process for every individual because no one's brain is the same. We all learn differently. The key is knowing how your brain works, knowing how to take advantage of its strengths, identifying the weaknesses and determining a way to overcome them. The biggest thing is, do not panic, stay calm and confident. That alone will help you tremendously.
A lot of universal techniques:
Repeated exposure to the information such as flash cards.
Visual charting and categorization.
Teaching the information to someone else (a personal favorite of mine, that is why I love this site, it increases my learning)
Simplification and memorization (MAKE AN OUTLINE OF THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AND LEARN THE OUTLINE)
Personally, I do not study. I have successfully made it all the way though school, college, law school, and passed the bar exam without ever studying. I can do that because I know how my brain works, I can't sit and study, so I pay attention throughout a course, am very good at simplifying the information and identifying what is relevant and what is not. I thus easily master information as I am exposed to it and only need to glance quickly at my notes before an exam to bring it fresh in my memory. My friends that know this hate me for it, and I do not blame them. But honestly the true trick is knowing your own self and using your strengths to your advantage. If you know you learn well by being exposed to information, make flashcards and quiz yourself. If you know you learn a lot by explaining it to someone else, find a friend or a stuffed animal you can teach your exam material to. There's no shame in using a method as long as the method works for you. Most importantly, stay calm and believe in yourself. It is only a test, you've been taking them your whole life. It's no bid deal.0