How long do you study before you take the quiz, test, or final exam?

@o2bnocn (2896)
United States
October 19, 2011 1:25pm CST
I read that it is a good idea to study for short amount of times. I also read that it is a good idea to take short breaks in between studying. I think it helps, I seem to understand and remember the material better. I have started studying for about thirty minutes at a time then take a break. Before I take the test or quiz I relax. I think relaxing before I take the quiz helps me to think better while I take the quiz. I also think it helps with stress because I don't seem so stressed out while I take the quiz.
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11 responses
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
20 Oct 11
Relaxing helps me too. I like to study at a leisurely pace and not for huge periods all at once. In my opinion, cramming is never a good way for me to learn anything.
@o2bnocn (2896)
• United States
23 Oct 11
I agree. I used to try to cram everything in a day or two before a test. Now I try to study in short periods and take a few more days to study. I have been doing better on test, and I don't feel as stressed out.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Oct 11
Thanks for the best response! I think that we all do better when we aren't under a ton of stress.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
19 Oct 11
I don't get a lot of tests but when I get them and they seem simple to me I don't study all too much. Sometimes I learn one day before the test takes place. Especially since my German teacher likes me very well I get all kinds of advantages like being allowed to use my study books during the test. That way getting good grades is a piece of cake. :) My previous test was history and I got 8.9 out of 10. I didn't learn at all, it was about Vietnam War and it was very simple. :)
@o2bnocn (2896)
• United States
19 Oct 11
Sounds like your really good at History. History is my worst subject so I would need to study even more for the History tests.
• United States
24 Oct 11
i try and study a few min each time i get an extra minute i like to try and go over things again right before i know im going to take the test to so that it stays fresh in my mind im in my second yr getting my associates in psychology and im 37 so it has noot been that easy for me but i am doing it and like it too
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@aquacan (216)
• China
24 Oct 11
Good day. I used to get a lot of quizes. In those days, it seemed like the only thing I did in a day is to study. And life was filled up with pressure. So I got busy preparing for those coming tests. But still I would give myself some spare time to relax after some time of studying. Now my life would be much more easier. There are fewer tests so I have more freedom. But in times of final exams, I still take them seriously and usually I would start to prepare for it since early. If you don't give yourself enough time to get prepared, the last days before tests would be a torture. But anyway, just feel relax and always give yourself short breaks. It helps you get efficient.
@o2bnocn (2896)
• United States
24 Oct 11
I agree that if you don't give yourself enough time to study then you would be stressed out right before the test or exam.
@GemmaR (8527)
21 Oct 11
I think that it depends on how important the exam is. I always get all of my homework and classwork done during the course of the term which means that I will know a lot of the things already that will be on the exam. If it doesn't count towards our final grade then I will usually not bother to read over my notes. However, if it counts towards the grade that we get at the end of the term, then I will spend as much time as it takes in order to learn every single piece of information and learn it to the best of my ability so that I would be able to get a high grade.
@o2bnocn (2896)
• United States
23 Oct 11
I definitely study more for mid-terms and final exams.
• United States
19 Oct 11
I study as long as it takes for it to sink in. If I feel that it hasn't sunk in yet, I take a break for a few minutes, and then I go right back to studying, but I will keep doing it until I feel that I have it. I try to relax as much as I can, but at the same time I know that if I don't study, I won't get it.
@o2bnocn (2896)
• United States
23 Oct 11
I understand. It's bad when you are taking a test and know that you are should have studied more. I like to relax right before the test but I also study. I will usually take about thirty minutes before I take the test and relax, if possible.
• Romania
19 Oct 11
I don't learn too much because I understand from class, but I repeat a little. I have trusted myself, in my forces.
@o2bnocn (2896)
• United States
19 Oct 11
Good for you.
@lady1993 (14191)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
It is good to study a few days before a test.. the minimum would be 2 days, since studying the day before the test won't guarantee that all the stuff you studied would be stuck in your head.. You need god sleep and 2 or 3 readings.
• Philippines
23 Oct 11
I usually study the night before exams. But it is much better if you study ahead of time for an engineering student like me. Some students sleep and then they wake up in the middle of the night to study till morning. I've met a lot of people and they have their own ways and their own strategies to absorb their lessons well. They say that a maximum period of time to study is 2 hours and then they take short breaks (they eat,walk around and etc) and after that they continue studying. :)
@huilichan8 (1379)
• Singapore
22 Oct 11
During my uni days, I always studied at e last min. That is, I wld normally start preparing for major exams a few days b4 e exams. And being quite a hyperactive person, it wld not b possible for me to sit still. So, for me, taking breaks at intervals is impt.
@Riead68 (51)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 11
Actually,,,, before exam, test or any quiz,,, everybody body too worry,,, i am also like this,,, thats why two weeks before exam i try to prepare, even though i prepare my self for the exam i feel too much worry,,, Thats why i study 14 hours perday.
• Indonesia
21 Oct 11
Hmmm... If the test or exam is tomorrow, I will study tonight. :P I'm not good at studying, and I can't learn it although I have studied it for one hour :DD