I started preparing for the midterm about a week before. I reviewed the previous forum posts and quizzes we had taken. I also looked over the notes I had taken in my notebook. One thing I think I should have reviewed more were the specific terms used. When I first looked at the exam I was not prepared for the definitions because I am more of a big concept person rather than specifics oriented.
In all honesty, when I looked at the essay portion I just started writing. I had an idea in my mind of how the answer would go but I went in chronological order and it worked out.
The definition section was a little difficult and unclear in exactly what he was asking for. I guess I should’ve assumed that he wanted fishery specific definitions, but there are multiple definitions for the terms in a broader sense and that’s how I (and apparently you) thought about it