Five tips for a successful comprehensive exam.*
These are gz's (MSEd Program Coordinator) suggestions. Make sure you check with your content exam faculty for additional best practices and ideas.
Tip 1: Plan time for study, preparation, relaxation, and taking the exam.
Tip 2: Develop an outline for responding to the questions.
Tip 3: Identify themes and specifics that you already know and that you can use in your responses.
Tip 4: Identify themes and content that are missing. Locate and synthesize those materials into your work.
Tip 5: Practice writing and responding to the prompts multiple times.