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  • Thanks for stopping by.

  • This is 2 minute classroom and today, I'm going to give you my top three last-minute study tips.

  • These are tips I've used and found great success with.

  • So, whether you're here because you didn't study but still want a good grade, or just want some last minute study tips to refresh what you've already learned.

  • Pay attention for the next few minutes because at least one of these tips will be new and very beneficial.

  • You can also find all this information and some helpful links in the video description below.

  • Now, let's get into it.

  • Tip Number one is to cram.

  • This may go against a lot of what you've heard and that's because cramming is not an effective study method for long term retention.

  • However, it can be very effective for tests and exams and this is how to make it effective.

  • First, in the minutes before the test, you should be reading through all the most important material for the exam.

  • Writing it down and repeating it over and over in your head.

  • This is the cramming portion.

  • This step is a little easier if you've done some cramming the night before as well.

  • At some point, while you're cramming, the teacher will indicate that the test is about to start and you should put everything away.

  • Do so, but continue to repeat the information in your head.

  • Then, as soon as the teacher says begin, you furiously begin writing down everything you've been repeating in your head.

  • Write it on the test itself or on some scratch paper.

  • And this may be things like equations, specific dates, definitions, whatever.

  • Write it all down before you even look at the test.

  • Now, you can start the test.

  • This leads us to tip number two.

  • Answer the easy questions first.

  • Go through the whole test and answer the easy questions first.

  • This is highly beneficial for two reasons.

  • First, it builds your confidence by giving you several small wins right off the bat and this confidence will carry through the test.

  • Second, it gives you a preview of everything on the test, so your brain can start working on some of the harder problems and this legitimately works.

  • You know a lot more than you think you do, and if you give your brain a head start, it can find a lot of the answers you need.

  • Tip number three is to review.

  • This was always the hardest part for me.

  • Once I finished a test, I wanted nothing more than to turn it in and be done with it.

  • However, every time I went back through, I always found questions I had answered incorrectly and it's usually little mistakes that are easy to fix.

  • These are just free points waiting to be found.

  • One way to make the review process easier is to review each page once you have finished it.

  • This allows you to review in much smaller chunks, so it won't be so overwhelming at the end.

  • During your review, you also want to make sure you've answered every question.

  • This is like tip three point five. (Tip 3.5)

  • Answer every question, even if you have no idea.

  • As Wayne Gretzky said, "You miss 100% of the questions you don't answer."

  • And if you really want to improve your grade, click here to subscribe and then watch this video or this playlist.

Thanks for stopping by.

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