If you study for tests and exams by re-reading the class PowerPoints and your textbook highlighting or notes, you may also not be doing as well on your tests as you would like to. Research on how students learn has found this strategy to be ineffective. To do well on tests, you need to use active learning strategies to study and process course content. Try the strategies in this guide to activate your learning.
Doing well on tests and exams isn't only about strategy. Effective exam preparation starts from the beginning of the semester and continues to the exam period. You need to be prepared in terms of your time and self management. This guide also has tips to stay focused and manage your stress as exam period approaches.