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How to Pass a Chemistry Test

Instructor: Jessie Hemmons

Jessie has a master's degree in clinical psychology.

In order to pass a chemistry test, it's important to have an understanding of the material that will be covered on the exam. The most effective way to ensure that you understand the material is to develop a comprehensive study plan. Discover how to create a study plan and learn about resources that can help you make the most of your study periods.

Passing a Chemistry Test

Passing a chemistry test means you're able to understand topics like the periodic table, atomic structures, chemical reactions, and more. In order to ensure that you can fully comprehend the material, you'll want to make sure you take the time to study the topics you expect to see on the exam.

Developing a Study Plan

The idea of studying may seem vague and overwhelming at first, but with a few steps, you can easily create a structured plan to cover all of your bases and make sure you have enough time to review the material you're likely to see on the chemistry test. Along with following the tips below, you can take a look at the Study.com video lessons on strengthening study skills to find out other ways to bolster your study sessions.

Make a Schedule

Making a schedule is an effective way to study in reasonable chunks of time, and cover all of the material you need to review. First, write down your daily schedule so you can determine how much time you can devote to studying for a chemistry test. Include your classes and extra-curricular activities, likes sports and clubs. If you have a job, include your work hours as well. Don't forget to add meals, self-care, and sleeping. This will help you identify open areas in your schedule for you to be able to study.

Next, fill the open spaces with study times. Determine which topics you'd like to study at specific times. If there's a topic that's giving you a considerable amount of difficulty, you'll want to make sure to schedule that topic so that you have enough time to reach out to your teacher for assistance if you need it and review the material until you're able to fully understand it.

Order The Topics

There are two major methods for studying. The first is to focus on topics that are giving you the most difficulty first, so you can make sure that you have enough time to fully understand the material. The other is to study the topics in chronological order, which means to study the material in the sequence in which you learned it in class. Whichever you choose depends on what you think will be the most effective for you. However, considering that chemistry becomes increasingly complex over time, it may be helpful to focus on topics in a chronological order. If you don't have a full grasp on chemistry basics, this could make studying more complex topics even more difficult.

Utilize Your Resources

When you begin studying, make sure to collect all of your notes from class and cross-reference them with the textbook and lectures to make sure you have all of the material at your disposal. Also be aware that there are extra resources available to you if you need further explanation on a topic or would prefer an interactive study experience. Study.com offers chemistry courses that cover a wide range of topics, which you can use to supplement your studying. The courses include video lessons that help to visually illustrate the material, quizzes and tests to help you gauge your progress, and flashcards to help you study. Below is a list of just a few of the chemistry courses that Study.com has to offer:

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