General information » How do I learn for a test?

1. Learning for a test already starts when you are doing exercise 1 of the homework. Do the exercises attentively by asking yourself what you have to know and be able to do after this exercise. Try to really understand the exercise and / or the corresponding formula. This helps you a lot in learning for a test.
 
2. Learn the theory from the sections instead of the summary and look carefully to the examples. Watch out with Modern Mathematics 10th edition. The coloured text without a block is also theory. The summary is mostly shorter and often without examples. Sometimes the summary does have examples different from the ones in the sections. The summary is therefore more useful to have a quick look in a break before the test.
 
3. Look in your notebook for notes that you wrote down. Also look at the mistakes in your notebook and learn from your mistakes. Because you checked your homework with a different colour you can easily find these mistakes.
 
4. Make a summary and / or a mindmap of what you need to know and what you should be able to do.
 
5a.  Do a Test yourself / Practice test / Diagnostic test that can be found in most mathematics text books.

In the Netherlands:
Modern Mathematics: Do the Test yourself (directly behind the summary) and/or the Practice test, check them after doing them with the answers in the back of your text book or the Solutions book.
Numbers & Space: Do the Diagnostic test (directly behind the summary), your teacher can tell you where you can find your answers.

5b. Do you have access to the digital exercises of your book? Then you can practise with these exercises. Often there is also a digital version of the Test yourself.
 
6. Concentrate your learning on what you had incorrect at point 5.


Other hints to get the highest mark possible:
Make sure you have a pencil, ruler (geo-triangle), eraser, two colouring pencils and, if needed for the test, your calculator and/or your pair of compasses.
Write with a pencil, blue or black ball point pen (so no gel pen either). Always draw with a pencil.
Read the questions calmly and carefully and answer (only) what is asked!
Do not forget your calculation/explanation/proof and your units (for example: cm, m2, kg, km/u, €)!
Check when your finished, whether you answered every (sub)question.