“I have studied a lot for this test, but I didn’t do well. How can I do better next time?”
This is a question I hear a lot. Because I teach the core undergraduate microeconomics course in a public policy school, where not all students like economics, it is a question I probably hear more often than my colleagues who teach microeconomics in an economics department.
Instead of saying the same thing over and over again to different students, I thought I should write down my thoughts about how one can maximize the chances one will do well in one’s core economics classes (e.g., micro, macro, or econometrics). You can download my handout on the topic here: How to (Maximize the Likelihood That You Will) Do Well in Your Economics Class.