Class Exam Preparation
for your college math courses
Preparation for a college level class is an ongoing process that begins on the first day. You should read your syllabus, know where your Instructor's office is located and their office hours. If there is a math lab, find its location and its hours of operation. These are resources that you should be utilizing all quarter.
You must attend class regularly to be prepared for a college level exam. Your instructor will emphasize important topics, theorems, and concepts. These important topics are not always in your book, so missing class means missing important information.
Read the section that is to be covered, the day before:
You should be pre-reading these sections and take notes. You may not understand everything that you read, but it will help you understand the lecture the next day.
You must take thorough notes when you attend the class. These notes will help you study. After class, you can highlight important theorems or formulas for easy access when studying. Your notes will be your guide while working homework problems.
You need to complete all homework assignments, even if they are not collected. Homework is your practice and is the time when you are learning. Working through all the assignments, and getting assistance with concepts you are struggling with ensure you have a good grasp of the material.
Do Not Wait Until the Day Before the Exam to Ask Questions:
You should be get assistance from your instructor or from the math lab as you are having difficulty. Remember you can not learn a whole chapter the day before the exam.