Effectively studying for final exams is an important part of acing the test, and we are here to help!
Study Tip 1: Make the Most of Mastery Tracking
Have you seen the Table of Contents (TOC)? If you navigate to your TOC, you can see lightning bolts on any levels where you struggled to answer pop-up questions correctly. This should give you a great idea of areas that you should go back and review.
Once you have reviewed the recommended chapter, click the three pink dots to the right of the chapter to mark it as reviewed! The video below will walk you through the process:
Since this is a new feature, if you don't see it for your course, you may not be able to access this for your completed courses. Moving forward, be sure to log out then log in again to activate this feature for your incomplete courses.
Review Strategy: Partner Up
Create a study guide for a level that you need to review and have a friend or family member quiz you! Be sure to have a detailed answer key that they can use to check your accuracy.
Study Tip 2: Review Course Level Summaries
Just like you can’t build a strong house on a weak foundation, it is important to consistently reinforce your basic knowledge as you move through your pre-license coursework. One great way to do this is by going back and reviewing the Level Summaries as you work through the course.
The Level Summaries look like this, and can be found at the end of each level:
Review Strategy: Spiraling
At the end of every level, practice a strategy called “spiraling” by going back and reviewing the summaries for each level that you have already completed. Do you notice that some concepts feels foggier than they did when you first completed the level? Try making flashcards or jotting them down on post-its cleverly placed so you see them frequently!
Study Tip 4: Review the Study Guide
You can find this handy document in the Study Tools section of your course. It is a document full of key terms, all important math formulas, and an acronym glossary!
Review Strategy: Fishbowl
In search of a hands-on study technique? Print out the key terms, math formulas, and acronyms, then fold each one in half and throw them in a bowl. Answer them one by one, returning the word to the bowl if you get it wrong. Keep working until the bowl is empty!
Study Tip 5: Stick with Facts of a Feather
We have built a super engaging tool into our coursework called “Facts of a Feather”! Think of them as fancy flashcards that will pop up during the content-rich portions of the course to test your mastery and keep you on the path to success.
Review Strategy: Stay Engaged
Remember when we talked about building a strong foundation? Tools like Facts of a Feather are designed to keep you focused on the most important information. As you work through the course, make a note of these details so that you have a strong foundation as you continue to build up your Real Estate knowledge.