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Math Survival Guide: How to Study for Math Tests 15

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"The fastest way to pass your own expectations is to add passion to your labor."
-- Mike Litman

          Remember that I’ve been a bad student and I’ve been a good student…

and I’ve taught for 14 years.  Here’s a summary of my tried and true process

for studying.

Steps for Studying

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Make a study outline:
 

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Work from class notes and your text book.

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Look over and try examples:
 

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Look over your lecture notes.
  

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Work examples.
 

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Look over your homework.
  

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Work examples.

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Do your memorizing:
 

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Use flash cards to memorize all definitions and formulas.

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Make two practice tests:
 

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Work from your outline and homework.
  book iconGrab four problems of each type.
(two for each practice test)
 

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Mix the problems up so you don’t know what sections they came from.
 

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After a delay period, take the first practice test.
 ** Better yet, get together with a study buddy and make
    practice tests for each other!

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