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Notetaking and Test Strategies

These resources are dedicated to helping students determine the best methods to record and review their notes. Resources like the Cornell Method and SQ4R provide long-term reading and note taking strategies that will make test preparation a snap when it comes to finals week. The Exam prep countdown and “Writing Guide: Answering Exam Questions,” will help you begin to organize your study plan and anticipate essay question responses. We hope these resources are useful, and recommend that you review our other pages to find additional time management plans and study resources!

Writing guide: answering exam questions
(Colorado State University)

The Cornell Method

Main Ideas vs Details

Test Taking Strategies


PLAN Reading Strategy

Finals Examination Assessment (Step One)

Finals Examination Assessment (Step Two)

Exam Prep Countdown