Next, set up a routine. Find a nice place to study. Make sure you follow a schedule. Select a start and stop time. Focus on the task. When time is up, you can stop.
Three – review the lessons and learning from you previous sessions. Do this every day. Go over your notes. (You DO take notes in class, don’t you?) Reviewing them reinforces learning and reduces stress and test anxiety. (see: How to Deal With Anxiety and Forgetfulness in Exams)
Four – anticipate what will be on the test. Listen to the teacher. Ask questions. Write down the answers. Find out what the teacher considers to be important. (Hint – See point #4 of this post to know the repeated stuff from day to day that will probably be on the test.)
Five – drill yourself with practice questions and answers. Make lists or flash cards with questions and answers. Have someone ask you the questions and have them check your answers. Repetition is a key to learning.
Six – study with other people. Learn what they know and help them learn what you know.
Finally – relax when you take the test. Make sure you don’t engage in pre-test stress events. The day before the test, eat well and hydrate. I know you might be tempted to study all night, but Hey, it’s only a test. Get some sleep!