Study and Test-Taking Plan
For my next calculus exam I have developed a study and test-taking plan. This plan includes my completing all Web-Assign homework on time, attending all classes, reviewing information weekly, and attending tutoring 2-3 days a week. Once exam time begins to approach, I will print off old exams to practice and complete them. After completing the practice exams, I will go over them with my tutor to find mistakes and correct them. The day of the exam I plan on doing a light review and relaxing to ease my mind of stress.
I think that I did worse than intended on this exam because I waited too close to exam time to study. I was confused on some parts of the exam because of the information I tried to cram on exam day. I think that I made so many careless errors on the exam because I overworked my brain with math problems right before the exam. The fact that I received partial credit on almost every question shows me that I was familiar with most of the material. After meeting with my professor I was able to infer that if I prepare a little more in advance and pay more attention to my work during the test, I will do much better. My next exam in this class is on April 19 and I plan on using the study and test-taking plan listed above to prepare. I think that by studying a few extra days, lightening the amount of review on exam day, and paying closer attention to errors, I can score a much higher grade.