- Know your test. Know the format of your test. Will it be multiple choice? Problem solving? Will there be essay questions?
- Practice for the inevitable. If you know there will be essay questions, prepare a few outlines on likely topics ahead of time. If the test is more problem-oriented, do as many practice problems as you can.
- Study every day. Multiple studies have shown that you learn significantly better by studying for a short time each day over many days versus studying for a long time just one or two days.
- Don't forget to take breaks. Breaks help your brain move info from short term to long term memory.
- Test yourself. Test yourself for recall when you are studying. Practice retrieval of the information. If you can’t reiterate it, you don’t know it well enough.
- Be the best you can be. Eat healthily before the test and drink plenty of water. Get plenty of sleep the night before.
- Do a brain dump. Watch this 1 minute video for inspiration: Brain Dump
- Improve your study techniques. Watch this 5 minute video: Scientifically Proven Best Ways to Study