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How to Successfully Cram for an Exam Have you ever waited until the last minute to study Have you ever been so preoccupied that you simply forgot to study With all of our commitments classes work obligations extra curricular activities and social lives it is not hard to forget you have some kind of exam to study for If and when you do forget though do not stress out because you can always cram If you care enough and if you are willing to make the effort you can still pass the exam In order to have a marginally successful night of cramming there are a few rules that will help get organized be repetitious and relax The first rule of cramming is to get organized Choose your material carefully and study in depth The more you have managed to miss the more selective you will have to be in organizing your cram session For example if you are studying for a psychology exam that covers two chapters then study by chapter Try to recall the material your teacher placed strong emphasis on during discussion and focus your cramming mainly on that material By picking out the key points in each section of the chapter you are more able to get a grasp on the basic ideas of the chapter Only after you have learned the material in the first chapter do you move onto the next section of material By organizing you are making the cram session easier on yourself You are giving yourself certain steps to go by knowing only to move on to new material after you have learned the first So in order to be a successful crammer you have to be organized The second rule in successful cramming is to use repetition Repetition will make the learning process easier on you by drilling the material into your head For example your exam has several important vocabulary terms on it
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