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As I ponder about the topics we've covered this semester with a cup O' Joe in my comfy recliner, I think to myself how well I understand the topics. The topics being real numbers, order of operations, evaluating, translating, solving 1 step equations, 2 step equations, solving literal equations, CLT, exponents, and distributive property. Overall, I find that I understand these topics pretty well. Like I said in my last blog, if I keep on practicing these topics and keep them fresh in my mind, I'll remember how to do them just fine.
Now that Ms. Jovanovich has mentioned that our semester exams are only 20 school days (10 class days)away, I'm starting to get a bit nervous. Seeing as though I've never taken a semester exam I don't know what to expect. But one way that I'm going to prepare myself is to ask more questions during and after classes. If I truly don't understand something I'm not going to hope I can learn it, I'm going to practice and ask questions until I understand it 100%
Secondly, I'm going to ask my teachers for preparation packets. A packet that has review material of everything we've learned so far would definitely be beneficial for me. It's more material I can study, and plus I'll be able to see the material that will be on the test and know exactly what to learn.
Thirdly, I'm a visual learner, so making flashcards really helps me remember what I've learned. Although I'll need a lot of them, I'm going to make flashcards of the things that I've learned in my classes and go over them again and again until I don't need to see them to know them. Asking teachers what I should study specifically would be a really good idea too.
Lastly, I think I'm going to ask some of the older kids in the school about semester exams. Ask them questions like, "what should I do to prepare" "what shouldn't I do" "How can I study the best" "what are some tricks to remembering what I've learned." Asking more experienced students will really help me get a better grasp on the whole semester exam concept.
Well that's all for now, see ya next class!
Article posted December 13, 2011 at 10:13 AM •
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I love the first sentance :) very nice post, Mariah!
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