Before classes begin: Week before classes begin
Print a copy of each syllabus and read through the requirements and assignments, noting the topics. Create a working outline by using the syllabus and the table of contents. For more information, please read the section on outlining.
Preparing for classes each day: 3 hour time block per 1 hour class period
Preparing after classes are over: Prior to final exams
Condensing Outlines: If you have created an outline all semester, this is the time to make sure it is condensed to a point of easily retainable material.
Memory Techniques: After you have condensed your outline, use the memory techniques discussed in Memory & Concentration to memorize the various elements, factors, and rules that you will use on the final exam.