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IF YOU HAVE TO CRAM...

If you only have one or two days before the exam and you haven't done much of the reading:

BE INTELLIGENT ABOUT YOUR CRAMMING.

1. How to cram for essay tests:

  • Recite from and review your lecture notes.
  • Survey the readings.
    1. Read the chapter summaries carefully.
    2. Get a general idea of the main points of the reading.
    3. Don't leave out whole chapters or major sections of the reading.
    4. Take notes on the highlights of all your notes.
  • Take summary notes of the highlights of all your notes. Recite from these summary notes.

2. How to cram for objective tests:

  • Recite from and review your lecture notes. Take summary notes and recite from them.
  • Learn new terms.
  • Read as much as you can.
  • Pray.

3. Get some sleep.

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