Ideas for setting up a study plan for mathematics exams
A few days before the exam sit down with a sheet of paper and write out a study plan. A study plan is a list of activities you plan to do to prepare for the exam. Your study plan may include (you need not do all of these--you decide):
In the days leading up to the exam do the activities in your plan.
After the exam evaluate the successfulness of your study plan, with the idea of making your next study plan better. Ask yourself questions such as (keep in mind that study plans that work for other students may not work for you and vice versa):
The goal is to be able to make a reasonable study plan that works for you.
Comment: I have written up these tips. I would appreciate comments on this page, what has been successful, and suggestions for improvement.
See also Recommendations for taking a mathematics exam.
|Author: James R. Olsen
Western Illinois University