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just a quick question

Discussion in 'A+' started by snessy, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. snessy

    snessy New Member

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    hello im taking the 701 and 702. ive got the right books and so on, but i was wondering one thing..

    do you think i should write notes?

    or better still, did you write notes when you did these exams?
     
  2. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi,
    all different i would think, what works for one dosent work for another. having said that i did, it seemed to reinforce things.

    K
     
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  3. chuckles

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    What worked for me was to highlight the text. Then after finishing a chapter, I prepared 75- 120 practice questions that I would test myself with. I used an iPod program called Cram to do the testing but there are many other platforms available. I would continue to test until I consistently got in the 90s. BTW, when I was done making questions (including the ones I got from practice exams) I was studying over 2,000 questions. For me repetition worked best.
     
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  4. veloce

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    I found writing out key terms and then reviewing your notes before wrapping up for the night helps.

    good luck
     
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  5. Gogs

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    I wrote a lot of notes when I was studying Windows 7, but for A+ I didn't write any at all. However, I pretty much did 4 weeks of living/breathing A+ before sitting mine.

    What always worked for me was doing the practice questions at the end of each chapter, and doing as many different practice exams as I could. Anything that I got wrong I re-read.
     
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  6. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    to be honest I don't take notes... I read the book cover to cover but I really read it, I make sure I understand the topic and then go on to the next topic. At the end I take practice exams and what ever area I am weak at I study again... then take the exam.

    I used to take notes but I find it took me a very long time to finish a book and I find it discourages me, but each person is different I guess.
     
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  7. Killian

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    I'm the same as the Prof in not writing notes. Tend to read the book and make sure I understand the concept before moving onto the next one.

    Everyone is different though so do what works for you.
     
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  8. gosh1976

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    I'll usually read a book cover to cover without taking notes. Then I go through and take notes on some of the sections where I feel I need the extra study. Some of the notes I never look at again but it's still helps with retention and comprehension to write them.
     
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  9. snessy

    snessy New Member

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    I've decided to write brief notes on each chapter so I have something to come back to. When I first started studying I was taking notes, but it seemed I was re writing the book! I will use practice questions and exams.

    Thank you for the really helpful replies. :)
     

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