To study for the quiz, I tried to be sure that I understood the main points and concepts we went over in class by reading the notes I had taken down. It was also important to me to memorize the definitions that I marked were important. I don’t believe I was completely prepared for the quiz questions because I didn’t truly know what to expect and I get nervous with tests and quizzes, it’s just something I can’t help! Attempting to have a “picture memory” of your notes isn’t the best method and not something I would recommend first-hand to anyone. If you put in the time to study appropriately and not last minute, it will have a positive effect on your grade, and that’s something I tell myself all the time!
I wish I would have started studying earlier, maybe once a week to just go over everything we took notes on for the week. That would have helped me feel more confident in the quiz. For the midterm, I want to create flash cards as we go along because flashcards have always been a study method that works for me. Even creating the flashcards helps me study because of writing the information down and being completely focused on every word instead of just trying to hurry and take notes before the PowerPoint slide has passed. If I am in Alaska for the midterm, I would like to get together with classmates or even over zoom/skype/facetime to have someone who knows the content test me and vice versa.