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Thread #91297   Message #1736066
Posted By: JohnInKansas
09-May-06 - 06:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Good ways of 'cramming' for an exam?
Subject: RE: BS: Good ways of 'cramming' for an exam?
The "write it on one sheet" is an excellent method for most technical stuff, which probably makes it good for the IT exams.

Of course, for a bar exam, or maybe Eng. Lit, you'd probably have to write it on a shovel - chosing the more appropriate tool.

I still have the "crib sheets" I made for half a dozen freshman and sophomore exams. I never referred to them during the exams, but they got me through a 35 year career with very much reduced need to refer to large and ponderous manuals.

Well, I will confess to actually using a crib sheet during a sophomore exam, to confirm the correct subscripts in the relativistic form for Maxwell's equations - but hey, I was a mechanical engineer, not a d...d battery chewer.