We are told not to

  1. Study the night before an exam. But who does it anyway? I know I do..actually I'm doing it right now
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  3. by   starbabyfive
    that makes two of us.....well, I'm taking a study break....hehe
  4. by   Jilaweez
    me too. I don't have an exam tomorrow, but i do have one on tues. and I will be studying late into tomorrow evening as well. I can't help it....I feel like I forget everything if I wait too long in between studying and the exams.
  5. by   Soup Turtle
    I do...and in the morning on the day of the exam, too!
  6. by   Bonny619
    I do and it has never done anything but help.
  7. by   deeDawntee
    Of course!! Nothing like those last few points....short term memory or not...can be the difference btw passing or failing or an A or a B....

    I highly recommend it!!

    :studyowl:
  8. by   APBT mom
    I study at street lights on my way to take the exam. If I was told not to study the night before the exam I'd want to know if I was allowed to retake it if I failed from following their advice.
  9. by   justme1972
    Everyone is different, I would fail every exam I took if I didn't.

    I am even worse, I MUST look over the material right before the exam, or I can't do well.
  10. by   litlamp
    I have to. We have tests everyday and in rare occasions we may get an extra day due to the length of the lecture that day.

    We have lecture every day, and the test is the following morning. Inbetween we check off on skills for the accompanying unit we're working on.

    I have no life but it's worth it.

    My routine: Wake up at 4am (study for 1.5hrs) ; go to school early (study for 1.5hrs) Leave school (study at home until I go to bed) <---- of course I take breaks.
    Last edit by litlamp on Oct 22, '07 : Reason: added
  11. by   PRESLA
    ]:spin: I would go to bed early and then get up around 0300 make coffee and study until my family would get up then head to school for my test.

    Lisa
  12. by   Sabby_NC
    For me I am pretty strict and study well but I have to say the night before any exam I rest. I take time out for me and relax.
    I usually run a bubble bath, lay back and chill.
    I feel that if I do not know the stuff one night before the exam then I need to kick my own behind LOL
  13. by   queenjean
    I get what they are saying. But wouldn't it be better if they said something like:

    Don't be an idiot. If you don't sleep well the night before, you won't do well. Don't stay up all night cramming. You should know this stuff already.

    Get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and review your notes. The night before or the morning of a test is not the time to learn new material; it is a good opportunity to review, though. Just don't be a fool about it.
  14. by   SA2BDOCTOR
    I like how you summarize that

    Quote from queenjean
    I get what they are saying. But wouldn't it be better if they said something like:

    Don't be an idiot. If you don't sleep well the night before, you won't do well. Don't stay up all night cramming. You should know this stuff already.

    Get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and review your notes. The night before or the morning of a test is not the time to learn new material; it is a good opportunity to review, though. Just don't be a fool about it.

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