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Old 06-03-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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lol. That isn't so mean if your exam questions are based from the lectures and the book information.

The mean instructors throw in questions in the exam that nobody would know unless he or she did outside research...

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I'm one of the "mean" instructors that refuses to give an outline or a study guide.... your class notes and book are your outline/guide
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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Most of my classes require between 5-10 books a semester, so as I read, I annotate the crap out of them. About a month before the exam, I'll go through and take notes on the books and then order facts thematically.

Often there's at least one "textbook" with key words that either the book bolds or I identify as being important, so I go through and define all of those. Then I order them by dates, function, themes, etc. I do lots of flowcharts as well- especially in my history and politics courses.

All in all, I study for about 40 hours per exam.
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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I tend to type my own outlines and take notes on chapters, articles, & other reading assignments as I review them. It can be tedious & more time consuming than simply reading the information and most people mock me . . . then ask me for my notes right before exams. I review my outlines/notes a time or two before the exam (often/typically the day of) and that's about it.
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: on the coast of somewhere beautiful
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Although it's too late now for this to work, maybe try it next semester? I always type my notes (either in class or after THE SAME DAY) and then right before the midterm and final I print them out and highlight only the topics and skim my notes. I never crack open the book when reviewing- it's all in my notes already! Plus...I've found that using an outline form in notes is the simplest way:

I. Shakespeare
A. Sonnets
1. written to a friend/lover
2. x number of lines...
B. Plays
1. King Lear
2. Macbeth

and so on...it clears up a ton of confusion later!
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:35 AM
 
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gather up the stuff that will be examined, then study with my friends. We can have a discussion when we fall across problems.
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