Organize and review your class notes and text notes carefully.
Prepare a list of all topics that will be on the exam. List
them in order of importance so you can focus your attention
Review your notes thoroughly. That is, until you can recall
all of the important information. Concentrate on the topics
that are more difficult for you to remember. Use mnemonic devices
or visualization to help you recall more effectively.
Briefly rewrite all important information. Review these notes
repeatedly. Trying to recall your own explanations will be
more effective than trying to recall what the text and your
professors have said.
Make a list of questions that might be on the exam and answer
them in as much detail as possible.
Review your notes and rewritten notes a few hours before the
exam. Take time to relax before the exam. If you are afraid
you will forget information or "blank out" when you
receive the exam, write reminders on the back that you can
come back to during the exam.