After The Exam
When a test is returned, do a test error analysis. Analyze why the wrong answers are wrong (e.g. didn't know the information, misread the question, made a mathematical error). If possible, meet with the professor to get help with your test error analysis, being sure you:
- Arrive prepared with questions.
- Approach the meeting with a positive attitude.
- Look for ways to improve for the next exam.
Ask yourself the following questions after each test:
- In what ways was the exam similar to what I expected?
- In what ways was the exam different from what I expected?
- What part of my preparation helped me most?
- What should I have done, but didn't?
- What percentage of the test questions were drawn from:
- What study skills should I work on to be better prepared for the next test?
- Class notes?
- Both sources together?
- Other sources?
Decide which study habits worked well and which did not. Concentrate on improving weak areas of study skills. Consider making an appointment with a course tutor at the Learning Zone.