Do you need to crush that next big test to meet your GPA goal or to save a suffering grade? A night of “cramming” probably won’t cut it. Instead, use this five-day study plan to help you split up the work so that you can retain more information, feel more prepared, and enter your test well rested.
5 Days Before a Test:
- Find a Tutor
- Study Section 1
Start by organizing all of your class notes, assignments, and handouts. You might realize that you missed a class or that your notes from a certain day don’t make much sense. This is the time to identify what’s missing and contact a friend (or your teacher) to fill in the gaps. Next, look over all of your study material, and separate the work into three manageable sections. Make a to-do list for the next five days, using the outline at the bottom of this post!
After you begin the first section of studying, you may notice that you need some extra help on the material. Visit www.ApolloTutors.org to find a tutor who has taken the same class!
4 Days Before a Test:
- Be Honest with Yourself
- Re-Plan (If Needed)
- Study Section 2
If you told yourself yesterday that you would read 100 pages a day, you might realize that isn’t a reasonable goal. If you find yourself already behind on your study plan, make sure to reevaluate!
3 Days Before a Test:
- Study Section 3
- Ask Questions
By the end of today, you should have studied all of your material! If there is a concept that you still don’t understand, make sure to ask your teacher or tutor to clarify!
2 Days Before a Test:
- Review EVERYTHING
Now that you have studied each section of your study plan, it’s time to review everything so that the material is solidified! (Imagine if you were “cramming” and looking at all of that material for the first time! Yikes, good thing you were responsible and studied ahead of time.)
1 Day Before a Test:
- (Lightly) Review Everything
- Get Some Rest!
Because you are a great student and have already been studying for four days, today will be easy. Lightly review your material, and get some rest so that your brain can function at its very best for your test tomorrow!
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