Today I would like to point out the difference between preparing for tests from highschool to now.
In highschool, the process went something like this:
notification of test -> study for test (do questions or memorize content).
Now, it's more like this:
notification of test with incomplete information -> calculate required mark to obtain x% in course -> location for test announced -> search for past tests, panic when few/none are available -> try to guess the questions on the test -> go through lecture notes again to make study sheet -> study for test.
Second year was off to a packed start, was full of report writing just until midterms started. A lot of the first semester courses are reading/writing based, which takes even more time to do than problem sets. For evidence, I present midterm study sheets for two courses.
Exhibit A. a calculations based course:
Exhibit B. a non-calculation based course (yet, apparently the final is mostly calculations):
Also experimenting with mind maps as a study aid for non-calculation courses. Really helped for APS301 (and I totally predicted the quiz question right ha!), hopefully it'll work for this too. Though I must say I'm terrible at spacing the chart out.