How well or bad you do in an exam or test depends on how well you prepare for it. Preparation also has a bearing on whether you will have test anxiety or not. As such, it is safe to say that preparation is a major tenet in your studying life.
Being effective in every step of class is important in making sure that you are ready for the test. Keeping up-to-date notes coupled with doing your assignments will ensure that you do not get lost at any point of the semester, which means that when you get to do the test, you will have all the information at your fingertips. Additionally, reading widely and extensively is also very important as you prepare for a test. You ought to strive to be aware of other information that is related to your course. That way you will be able to tackle questions that would otherwise seem tricky.
Budgeting your time is important if you want to end up having enough time to revise for the test. Scope out your course, and come up with a workable study schedule that will not waste a lot of your time and ensure that for each session in the schedule you do what is prescribed. This will go a long way in ensuring that you complete your studying in good time before the test.
This is basically in regard to coming up with questions constantly to test yourself. There are many ways to go about this. For instance, you can have the lecturer prepare questions for you and assess your progress. You can also choose to do the revision questions after each topic in your textbook and you can choose to turn every concept into questions. Whichever format you use, you are sure to make great strides in making sure that you deal with anything you did not understand in class and test anxiety.
This can be very efficient when you are done with your course work just a few days before the exams or before that. The idea is to be able to share information with your group mate, in an organized manner. Having such discussions help in clarifying things you did not understand in class or read somewhere. They also help in improving your question answering skills. Therefore, you will be adequately prepared with the information you need when the test comes. Even if you are studying online, you can still join forums of other students and discuss things you have learned with them. Start looking for these forums now; you will be surprised there are so many.
Review sessions are very important for the reason that the lecturer or instructor may give tips on how you should approach certain questions. Additionally, such sessions help you to assess previous tests and how you did them. This way, you know which areas to work on in the upcoming test.