Our parent site, FLEX Psychology, has a small write-up on four factors that are probably leading to lower marks on your final exams. Most people think it begins and ends at studying. They highlight two ways you may be studying wrong, but also look at the importance of taking the test smart and sleeping well. Take a look!
Did you know that your textbooks were designed under the assumption that you are possibly a less than capable reader? As the same texts are often used for all levels of coursework, these books need to be designed to work for both the average reader and readers who are likely to be challenged in some way. What about the bright or gifted student?
Unfortunately, the presumption that these format should be easy for the bright or gifted student is incorrect. Textbooks usually use a bottom-up formatting approach, meaning they begin with a lot of small details and eventually reveal the bigger picture to the reader. Bright and gifted students usually do much better with a top-down approach, where they can link the small details to a bigger picture that they are already beginning to conceptualize (e.g. we should start with the context of why the civil war occurred rather than the date, geographic boundaries, and leader names).
A lot of my students report feeling like their texts
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