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Subj: Wow! Nice job. <nt>
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 01:22:10 am CST
Reply Subj: Re: How would you study for...(Please help_
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 11:40:02 pm CST (Viewed 1 times)

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> I have a comprehensive final in an accouting college class I'm taking in a few days. Unfortunently for me it is one of those classes where you pretty much can't stand the subject and find it to be one of the most boring every (seriously), but have to take it for the major.
>
> What in your opinion is the best way to study for this? I have done so-so in it so far and there is way too much information to adequetly review it all.
>
> Any help would be appriciated.
> Thanks

That depends on a lot. What are you allowed to bring? If you're allowed notes then my goal would not be to learn it all, but to summarize it on a flow chart. Get all the equations, criteria for when certain things apply, and distill it down so I can find things quickly. If I had more time when I was done, I would study my distilled sheet.

If you're not allowed to bring anything, then your best bet may be to 'cram' information starting with the most useful (equations) to the least (policy etc).

Also depends on the kind of test. If it's multiple choice, fill in blank, etc. Then you'll need to know the stuff pretty well to discern subtle differences (refer to the flowchart suggestion above). If it's more essay styled, I'd make sure I had some long BS points I could elaborate on while touching on the key issues. A really well considered overarching theme can often make up for weaker points within it.

You might consider a commerical outline/prep book if there are any good ones available. They can be worth their weight in gold for cutting through the crap and giving you the key points covered in 90% of classes under that heading. If you've got the connections and it doesn't violate your school code, see if you can find out about the old exams, what they're like and what they cover.

Prioritize your time, and remember, in 5 years you won't even remember what you got on this test. Do your best, but don't trade in a B- for B that comes with a lifetime ulcer.

> > I have a comprehensive final in an accouting college class I'm taking in a few days. Unfortunently for me it is one of those classes where you pretty much can't stand the subject and find it to be one of the most boring every (seriously), but have to take it for the major.
> >
> > What in your opinion is the best way to study for this? I have done so-so in it so far and there is way too much information to adequetly review it all.
> >
> > Any help would be appriciated.
> > Thanks
>
> That depends on a lot. What are you allowed to bring? If you're allowed notes then my goal would not be to learn it all, but to summarize it on a flow chart. Get all the equations, criteria for when certain things apply, and distill it down so I can find things quickly. If I had more time when I was done, I would study my distilled sheet.
>
> If you're not allowed to bring anything, then your best bet may be to 'cram' information starting with the most useful (equations) to the least (policy etc).
>
> Also depends on the kind of test. If it's multiple choice, fill in blank, etc. Then you'll need to know the stuff pretty well to discern subtle differences (refer to the flowchart suggestion above). If it's more essay styled, I'd make sure I had some long BS points I could elaborate on while touching on the key issues. A really well considered overarching theme can often make up for weaker points within it.
>
> You might consider a commerical outline/prep book if there are any good ones available. They can be worth their weight in gold for cutting through the crap and giving you the key points covered in 90% of classes under that heading. If you've got the connections and it doesn't violate your school code, see if you can find out about the old exams, what they're like and what they cover.
>
> Prioritize your time, and remember, in 5 years you won't even remember what you got on this test. Do your best, but don't trade in a B- for B that comes with a lifetime ulcer.


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