Chat Up Classmates Before the Test. And I do mean right before the chapter test. On the day of the exam , when everyone else is yakking about the football game they watched the night before, find a couple of people near you and grill them about what they studied last night. Ask to see their review sheets if they have them. See if there's anything on the guides that you missed during your own study session. If they won't cough them up (which is just mean), see if they'll let you ask them questions from your own review guide – you may just find out new info that could be the difference between a pass or a fail on the test.