Day Five: Organize
Organize and review your class notes and text notes carefully. Prepare a list of all topics that will be on the exam. List them in order of importance so you can focus your attention accordingly.
Day Four: Review and Recall
Review your notes thoroughly. That is, until you can recall all of the important information. Concentrate on the topics that are more difficult for you to remember. Use mnemonic devices or visualization to help you recall more effectively.
Day Three: Rewrite
Briefly rewrite all important information. Review these notes repeatedly. Trying to recall your own explanations will be more effective than trying to recall what the text and your professors have said.
Day Two: Question
Make a list of questions that might be on the exam and answer them in as much detail as possible.
Day One: Prepare
Review your notes and rewritten notes a few hours before the exam. Take time to relax before the exam. If you are afraid you will forget information or “blank out” when you receive the exam, write reminders on the back that you can come back to during the exam.