Loyola University Maryland

The Study

Cramming for Exams

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Cramming for exams should be avoided when possible. Studying for exams is an ongoing process, not easily achieved in a haphazard manner. However, we all find ourselves in a jam from time-to-time. In the event that a student is not able to study for an exam until the night before, here a few guidelines:

  1. Do not try to review every chapter of the text or all of your lecture notes.
  2. Select the main themes to be examined on the test and review diligently.
  3. Focus on memorizations by repeating concepts over and over again.
  4. Do not look at your notes or text directly before the test to avoid confusing topics or test stress.
  5. Stay calm.
  6. Write down any information you may forget as soon as you receive the exam to avoid forgetfulness.