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Does anyone have suggestions for a good study routine for the upcoming mid-term?

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asked Oct 9, 2016 in CSC 211 (F16) by Trenton Jackson (100 points)

6 Answers

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Doing extra practiceit problems that weren't assigned is definitely helpful. Our textbook also has extra projects after each chapter that aren't on practiceit, so maybe looking at those and just thinking about how you would go about solving them.

Obviously doing the example mid-terms is a good idea you will want to do. Otherwise, just things like creating flash-cards for the small amount of vocab and other typical studying ideas. For a routine more specifically, try to not cram and maybe look at extra problems or whatever for an hour a night leading up to the exam.
answered Oct 9, 2016 by Brandon Thompson (410 points)
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ALSO -- make sure to get enough sleep, and eat breakfast!  A fresh/active brain is very helpful for computer programming -- probably more important for your success than that extra hour of studying the night before.  (Hopefully you get lots of studying in BEFORE 11 PM the night before!)

answered Oct 10, 2016 by Forrest Stonedahl (3,308 points)
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I would recommend re-reading the powerpoint and then definitely going over the previous midterms on moodle. I find it especially useful to add the vocab words onto flashcards or more specifically quizlet. Those are definitely ways I will study but feel free to share any other ways you do.
answered Oct 9, 2016 by Lucas Simon (100 points)
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Make sure to check out the reference materials. He is giving those on the test and you don't want to spend hour memorizing given information. I would do all my practicing with those in front of me.
answered Oct 10, 2016 by Jack Cannell (437 points)
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I find it very useful to go back over the assigned readings in the textbook and highlight all the important elements (with special emphasis on all of the vocabulary words).  Then I go through one of the the practice tests as if I were actually taking the test, and this gives me a gauge of the things that I need to study more.  I go over these things and then do the next practice test, repeat the same process, and then do the final practice.  I go over the things that I highlighted one last time the morning before the test and then go take it!
answered Oct 11, 2016 by Audrey Hogenkamp (100 points)
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I read through all of my old notes, and then i start going through the practice exams, writing down the answer to every question i'm not a 100% sure on. After that, i go through some practice-it questions, and i'll probably do the review questions professor Stonedahl posted on to moodle. For most tests as well, try to get a decent amount of sleep the night before.
answered Oct 11, 2016 by Brent Pierce (100 points)