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Study Tips: Test Taking

The optimum retention of information occurs when you study for a test after the first day of class and a little bit every day thereafter.  If you didn't do that, here's what you can do. 

1.       Put together all your materials for reviews, notes, charts, glossaries, corrected assignments, corrected tests and quizzes.

2.       Make sure you have scheduled enough time to study for each exam.

3.       Take advantage of the tutoring services at the Academic Services Center

4.       Go to any review sessions, ask questions about anything you don't have a clear understanding of, ask what will be on the exam--it can't hurt.  Take any additional handouts meant as study guides.

5.       Always attend the last class prior to the exam.  There may be items mentioned then that you'll need to focus on.

6.       If you belong to a study group, set up practice quizzes.  Discuss everything that could be on the test.

7.       Create a study sheet checklist to go over important information and then check off each item as you review them.

8.       Remember to eat just enough before the exam, so you will have energy. 

9.       Remember to go to the rest room before the exam.

10.   Try to get a good night's sleep prior to your final.

11.   Set two alarms so you will wake on time.  Place these alarms beyond your reach, across the room. 

12.   Arrive at the room for the test at least five minutes early. 

13.   Good luck!


If you would like to see how to organize your notes, please, go to  http://nutmeg.easternct.edu/mt-static/ce/2011/05/study-tips-1.html

To check out the Academic Services Center, go to http://www.easternct.edu/asc/

 

--This message courtesy of Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Are You Getting Close to Graduating from Eastern?

 

Thumbnail image for graduating-small.jpgIf you are close to graduating or are participating in Commencement on May 15, it is past time to think about getting your resume in good shape.  Eastern's Office of Career Services can be a big help.   Many Eastern students work, either full-time or part-time, while attending Eastern.  Adding that baccalaureate credential to your resume should give you a lot of additional options in looking for work.  Many employers use the bachelor's degree credential as a screening device and if you don't have it, your resume may not even be looked at.  Now that you're getting close to graduation day, be sure to put yourself in the best possible light.  Integrate your academic and work experience and make sure it is reflected in your resume and cover letters.    And, by the way, CONGRATULATIONS for getting this far!!  Hoping to see you at Commencement.  For details about Commencement visit: http://www.easternct.edu/commencement/

 

 

Carol J. Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

School of Continuing Education

Eastern Connecticut State University

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