How to study for "Three Tests"
- 0Feb 4, '13 by Jaurelus93Okay, I am overwhelmed for the week!
I have three tests(possibly four *if we have a surprised quiz from my anatomy lab professor)..
Tomorrow, I have a Sociology test. so Far, I have a 96 % in the class.
Wednesday, I have a Nutrition test (I believe I have a B so far)
Thursday! - My huge 90 + anatomy test (Which is the MOST important o me)
However, I do NOT know how to start/how to break it down with the whole studying.
I have one day for sociology, basically 3 days for Nutrition and 3 day/4 days for Anatomy. Anatomy is the most important to me and my main focus, I was wondering should I forget the other ones and focus on anatomy?
Any tips would be kind. Thanks.
- 0Feb 5, '13 by SaysfaaI would apply the 80/20. You get 80% of the benefit from 20% of the effort. I would put gauge how much effort I needed to put into each test to get an acceptable grade, then put 80% of that effort into each of the classes. If I had time/energy left, I would put 80% of it into the Anatomy and split the rest.
"Acceptable grade" isn't simply an A or whatever - it includes factors like how likely am I be able to pull the B up to an A. If I'm not going to get the A anyway then it is better to aim for a B in the test rather try for an A on that test at the expense of an A in another class. Also, how important is each test in its respective class - I'd aim for a B on a given test if it was one of 6 tests and a half dozen in-class activities, so I could study more for a test in a class that had only 2 tests and no attendance or participation points.
At a minimum, I would read through the notes for the class and probably write a list of vocabulary and important people. That is like getting 60% of the benefit for 5% of the effort.
I would mix up the classes. Study the main one until I started to lose focus or momentum, then switch to another for a little while.