Engineering is a notoriously demanding field of study. In order to do well, you will need to learn how to prepare for semester exam in engineering, manage your overwhelming amount of coursework, build successful study habits and also schedule yourself during the semester exam.
Here are some tips on how to prepare for your exam:
Make a time table for study
Calculate the time left for examination and make a time table that consists of all the subjects/topics. Give proper breaks in between your preparation periods to avoid over exertion. Don’t try to take more time for enjoyment & rest breaks.
Read your syllabus carefully
It is very important to read your syllabus properly and very carefully. Try to read your syllabus chapter wise instead of random topics. Highlight important topics and Know ‘Easy section’ of the syllabus. This is the fantastic strategy that will help you score more marks in exams with less effort.
Take advantage of your professor’s office hours
Don’t be afraid to connect with your professors and ask them questions. They want to help you learn. And they can give you extra hints on what to expect to see on the test.
Try to make summary notes
Try to make short notes, hints and formula’s list rather a huge bundle of notes. This will optimize your time and will help in quick revisions. Use more diagrams, flowcharts and symbols rather textual content wherever possible, because diagrams, flowcharts and symbols make much quicker impressions in mind than written text, as result you will be able to memorize things quicker.
Skip time taking topics
Try to skip those topics which are taking more time to understand and have not very much weightage in the examination. Consider these topics at last, if you are left with some extra time.
Study with a group
• Possibilities are, some of you will understand things that others don’t, and conversely. In a group, you can trade knowledge and help each other through things. It will also help you stay alert and focused.
• Come prepared to your group meetings, with an idea of the topics that needs to be covered.
Do as many practice problems as you can.
• You can’t depend on memory for engineering and science exam. Repetition is key; how you work through problems in practice is how you will work through them on the test.
• Work through as many types of examples as you can to make sure that you can use your knowledge to multiple situations and variations.
• Determine exactly what formulas you require for each problem.
• Engineering problems are likely to have multiple parts. If you get stuck on one, identify and solve for any section you do know.
• Always double check your math, including the numbers you’re working with and any units of measurement.
Make a Revision Plan
• Create a Revision Timetable
• You should start revising at least five or six weeks before your exams are due to start. Do be practical about the goals you set in the time you have available and remember you need to allow breaks now and then.
• Balance your subjects, identify key topics
• Allocate topics to days, and make sure you have enough time for everything you want to revise.
• Past examination papers.
You can also refer to Vidyalankar resources which will make your last minute study easy.