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A Hypertext Resource for Literature

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Strategy #8:
Make Flash Cards

As a class progresses, construct flash cards that you can use to test yourself later. If you come across a literary term, make a flash card. If we talk about a specific line in a work, make a flash card. I know from writing exams that there is a fairly limited amount of material that can be tested on any exam. (This is why, for instance, the SAT and GRE repeat the same math problems and vocabulary words all the time in predictable ways.) If you keep a lookout for testable moments, put them on flash cards gradually as the days go by, and review your stack of cards with some regularity, you will help yourself a lot on exams.
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