ok done whining:
My strategy for this exam is
1: Make notecards. Type them myself based on the M8 manual sections/lists. This might take a full month on its own.
2: drill notecards until i forget my own name
I studied this exam in the spring by understanding the material concepts, but when the exam came, I was unable to match the question to the section and produce the lists they wanted. I think the way to pass this exam is to memorize the lists they want and also memorize the list headings so you can match them to the exam question. I hate studying like this, but if it works, I dont care how i pass. Other exams have been more calculation heavy, which is my strong side- so my crappy list memorization wasnt an issue since I was getting 95% of points on the calc problems. This exam is just so list heavy that my old methods are failing.