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ACADEX: MIT Center for Academic Excellence

Final Exams - Assess your progress

All exams are not created equal. Some count more toward your term grade, some less. Some cover the whole term, others just material since the last hour exam. You are probably better prepared in some subjects than others. Based on these differences, you can begin setting priorities for your exam study time.

It may help to use our Term Assessment Form to clarify your thoughts, look at your term as a whole, and possibly spot trends or problem areas. You may want to do this once a week before Drop Date (ninth week of term) and again a month before Exam Week. As you review your results, consider these questions as well: