Academic Success Tip - Exam Preparation (Cont'd)

The calendar no longer supports the idea that exams are a distant event.  There are less than six weeks remaining before the end of classes.  This week's tips focus on exam preparation.

  • Ask your professors questions.  Your professor will be writing and grading the exam.  Your professor is the expert.  Ask questions about any areas on which you are confused.  Ask early and often rather than wait until the end of classes.
  • Spend time on memory work.  Drill on rules and elements so that you know them by heart.  Even if you are able to take a rule or statute book into an exam, you need to know the rules to avoid having to look everything up.
  • Apply the material constantly.  The more practice questions that you do, the better prepared you will be to organize your answers and to spot nuances in the law.  Practice questions also help you self-monitor what you need to study more and what you know already.