I have always been picky about where I study. I might be making this way more complicated than it has to be, but... help me decide where I should study for my boards (USMLE Step 1)! [more inside]
This FPP on the Putnam math tests made me wonder: what other outside-of-school exams or tests are out there that have some kind of competitive element? And how many of them are open to the public? [more inside]
How have significant others helped you while you were under exam pressure ? [more inside]
I have just finished exams, and I did quite well. As per my study group's practice, we all emailed each other our results. We all scored between 80 & 90 percent - except one member who scored in the mid sixties. I want to answer his email, but I'm not sure what to say. I was surprised how low he scored, he's pretty smart and was an excellent contributor to the group. What are some words I can use?
In high school maths exams students when use Mathematica to solve problems, a syntax error that costs a lot of time to find can lose a student a lot of marks. What strategies can teachers use to reduce the risk or cost of syntax errors to students sitting high-stakes exams? [more inside]
After a few semesters of college, I am consistently disappointed each time I receive an exam or quiz back. I constantly find myself making mistakes which I consider careless or avoidable; I know this is a widespread sentiment among students everywhere. What's your advice? [more inside]
Your tips and tricks for overcoming procrastination and revising for essay based exams please! [more inside]
I seem to have completely forgotten how to write and edit scientific papers. Please hope me! [more inside]
Will the immediate, short-term side effects from Zoloft and Klonopin have a serious impact on my ability to study and perform on tests? [more inside]
How to rebound from two almost failed midterms? [more inside]
Do you totally nail short-answer questions on exams? If so, give me your blow-by-blow method. Inspired by this question. [more inside]
Starting Inorganic and General Chemistry at Uni with no prior knowledge! How do i catch up with the rest come exam time? [more inside]
I'd like some diverse ideas on how to "design" a study plan for final examinations. What works for you? What are your theories on the best way to study? (*example scenario inside) [more inside]
My boyfriend might be failing out of graduate school. What can I do to help? [more inside]
Is it better to be strict or lenient in a university teaching/testing situation? [more inside]
I am interested in people's exam preparation strategies (especially if you study psychology like me). It has suddenly occurred to me that I'm not very metacognitive about my learning. How do I intuit what are the most important concepts (likely to be on an exam, in short-answer format)? How do you pick up on hints from the lecturers? [more inside]
What are some quick techniques to mitigate my own (mainly physical) stress response? [more inside]
How do I motivate myself when studying for my college exams, when all I can think about is not disappointing people? [more inside]
I've had to miss two weeks of university lectures due to health reasons and now have a lot of catching up to do before my exams. How do I not go crazy? [more inside]
"Mandatory laptop" in college. How do deal with exams? [more inside]
Help me pass general chemistry the quick-and-dirty way. [more inside]
Help me pass a subject I hate. [more inside]
Help me stop freaking out during my exams. [more inside]
I just failed my PhD quals for the second time and they're going to kick me out of the program. Now what? [more inside]
I'm out of fresh encouraging perspectives, and the stakes are higher than ever. Please help me figure out how to best be a supportive friend in the 11th hour of my pal's struggles with studying for the med school boards. [more inside]
How can I change my habits? I'm a graduate student, and I am taking my PhD qualifying examinations within the next year. I am down to the wire and I need to change my habits, and they are very, very bad. [more inside]
How do I physically write faster? [more inside]
I have comprehensive exams in 230 days. Any studying advice? [more inside]
How do I adjust my writing style to fit law school exams? [more inside]
Looking to take some AS-levels as an external candidate in the UK. Help! [more inside]
I have an exam coming up (in a matter of hours, in fact) in French. I'm in highschool and plan on continuing French well into university. Where can I find literate and well-spoken French-speakers that I can talk to? Failing that, where can I find interactive resources/web-quizzes to test my knowledge of French grammar?
Would it skew the results of an eye exam to show up drunk?
Returning college student ISO mid-term exam study help. [more inside]
What's the point of a take-home exam? [more inside]
I'm going to college...about 10 years late. My employer will pay for school, but not for another 6 months, and I want to get started now. My school will accept up to 45 credits through the CLEP exams. Anyone take them? Any advice on studying or strategies for taking them? Helpful books?
Civil service exams. Anyone ever taken them? What did you do to prepare? This is in Illinois, if it makes a difference.
I'm studying for the New York bar exam (law), using BarBri, and I was wondering if there's anyone out there who's passed the bar and can give me any pointers on scrambling to learn all this material? I feel like a candle burning at both ends and I need some moral support. Thanks!
Exam time. 2 weeks until some massive exams, which mostly consist of memorising and regurgitating code snippets and proofs for maths theorems out. Any tips/hints for last minute revision to round off longer term memorisation?
Law school final exams are here! The key is analysis and clarity rather than rote memorization, so rest and concentration are ideal. But I'm a complete insomniac. What's the best way to ensure 8 hours of sleep before a 9 AM exam? Chemical solutions (over the counter), while not preferred, are OK unless there is a chance that they will interfere with mental ability the next morning.