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There is often so much to do before exams. The crunch causes many students to focus too much on some subjects to the neglect of others. Many students find it helpful to make a schedule right now of their exam preparation plans. That way, as they get closer to exams, they stay on track.
An exam schedule would include planning which days you will outline particular classes, days you will go over flashcards, days you will do practice exams, etc.
For a step-by-step guide to preparing an exam schedule, visit How to Prepare an Exam Schedule.
The general rule is an outline should only be done if it helps you prepare for the particular exam you will be taking. For example, many students do not outline for a take-home exam if they have plenty of time to work on it, because they would rather focus their time preparing in other ways. On the other hand, an outline is normally useful in preparation for in-class exams. The point is, consider what type of exam you will be taking (it helps to review the professor’s old exams), and prepare for the exam in way that is best for you.
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Do you have a take-home exam? You still have time to do something many students don’t ever consider.
Everyone knows they should collect their professor’s materials, preferably on computer so they can do a text search of key words. (For a text search, consider Google Desktop Search or Copernic Desktop Search.)
What most students don’t consider is this: Obtain secondary sources. For example, buy a study-aid, borrow a treatise or hornbook on the subject from the library, or get copies of other students’ notes. All of these may be useful during your take-home exam. The key is to consider your particular exam and what you might need in addition to your notes. Students who have taken this class before may provide some guidance to you on this.