Three Test-Taking Strategies for Premed Students
Do you panic before an exam because you feel unprepared? It doesn’t mean that you are doomed to perform poorly on all tests, forever. There are some test-taking tips that every premed student should consider and use – both in undergraduate studies and in medical school.
Keep Up: Successful test-taking means not staying up the night before a test to cram several chapters of information into your head. You may get through one test that way; however, it is unlikely that you can master all of the massive amounts of information in any class – college or med school – in this fashion. Since many courses build upon what you learned in a previous class, you will find yourself not understanding the topic, and getting further and further behind. This policy does not lend itself to good grades.
Organize: Because there is so much information to absorb in medical school, you must be organized. Organization is imperative in medical school because of the complexity and amount of data you will encounter. To thrive in medical school, you need to prepare your management skills while you are in college.
Understand How You Learn: You need to determine your learning style. Do you like to listen to lectures? Do notes to help you learn? Do you need to see images of the material you are covering? Different ways of studying are all legitimate, but you should try to use the one that works best for you as often as you can.
You have to ace your tests if you want to make it through medical school; making good grades on your college exams will improve your chances of getting into the graduate program you desire. Using these three strategies can help you do that. For more information, visit National Premed Consulting.
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