1. Did you spend a portion of your study time in a group of at least three people?
2. Did you study by comparing and contrasting your lecture notes and readings?
3. Did you create possible exam questions in the margins of your class and laboratory notes?
4. If yes, did you use these questions to test yourself?
5. Did you use the class and lab lecture outlines to test whether you could summarize the entire lecture in a few minutes? In other words, did look at the outline and recite the major points of the lecture?
6. Based on the class lectures and the required readings, did you make a list of all the terms, concepts and theories you should know?
7. Did you restate all definitions, concepts and theories in your own words (orally or in writing)?
8. Did you work at linking authors with their ideas and theorists with their concepts?
9. Did you use all of the study guides you may have received?
10. Did you review past tests, quizzes, etc. to determine your areas of weakness?
11. Did you discuss past “problem” tests, quizzes, etc. with your professor in an individual meeting with him/her?
12. Did you actively read all of the assigned readings, restating main points in the margin in your own words, summarizing sections, making outlines and relating them to lectures?
13. Did you use your texts and/or a dictionary when a term or idea was not clear?