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Thread #91297   Message #1735714
Posted By: JohnInKansas
08-May-06 - 08:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Good ways of 'cramming' for an exam?
Subject: RE: BS: Good ways of 'cramming' for an exam?
A "teaching tool" used for many courses when I was in college was the closed book test, but you were allowed a "crib sheet." The crib sheet was limited to one 8.5 x 11 sheet. You could use both sides. You had to prepare your own.

Most people made their crib sheet, and some were quite elaborate.

Most people took their crib sheet to the test, but hardly anyone needed to look at one during the test, since the simple review required to make the #$@%! thing usually fixed everything essential for the test right where it belonged, in the fuzzy parts of your brain.

If you can summarize what you think you need to know on one sheet of paper, you probably know the subject. If you can't - take a later test (if possible).