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Preparation for Cumulative Final Exams
Try using old exams to
focus your review if you have good reason to believe that your cumulative final
will be similar in format and kind to exams you have taken earlier in the
Using old Exams is always a good idea.
post-analysis of your semester exams (mid-terms etc.) can give you essential
information to help you prepare for cumulative finals. Use your semester exams
1. Characterize and, hence, to familiarize yourself with
the way your professor poses exam questions.
2. Get an idea of
the areas of knowledge and level of detail on which you will be
3. Identify areas where your knowledge is weak so that
you can focus your review.
Go through the exam, question by question;
identify the kinds of information the exam asks for (definitions, concepts,
processes, diagrams etc.). Also identify what you are asked to do (application
of concepts, synthesis of ideas or information etc.)
What level of detail does the exam ask you to know...will the final exam require
you to know the same
* Are there trick questions? For instance,
does an exam question look like something you've seen before
but includes some variation that will affect your
* Tailor your studying to the
Review all questions and answers that you answered correctly. For
all questions or problems answered incorrectly:
Circle or highlight all keywords and phrases in the
* Ask yourself, "what do I need to know or
understand to answer this question?" (e.g., what concepts,
processes, formulas, exceptions, definitions, limitations,
variations do I need to be aware of). Write
these down or indicate them in your notes or textbook(post-it notes are good for
this) for your final
Determine and indicate what you will need to memorize during your final exam
* Attempt to answer the question or solve the
If you are unable to answer the question or solve the
* Review relevant course materials (textbook
chapter, lecture notes etc.)
* Put relevant
information in your own words to be sure you fully
* Go back and attempt the question
* If still unsuccessful, seek professional
assistance from a highly qualified Instructor/Tutor with
experience and reputation.
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