QUIZ & EXAM STUDY
PSYC 110 Principles of Psychology
The quizzes and final exam in Psyc 110 is open book, open notes. While some students are
anticipating that these open book exams will easier than paper and pencil exams, these exams
are typically just as challenging, if not more challenging than traditional tests.
The final exam for PSYC110 will consist of 65 multiple choice questions, including five essays.
You will have 3 ½ hours to complete the exam. The weekly quizzes in this class are 10 multiple
choice questions and one short essay each. You will have 30 minutes for each quiz.
For the final exam and the quizzes, you may use the eBook, lectures, and your notes.
The final exam is built on three levels of knowledge.
Knowledge and Comprehension:
This level deals with knowing and remembering facts,
such as principles, methods and concepts.
Application and Analysis:
This level deals with the use of abstract ideas, rules, or
generalized methods and the understanding of relationships between elements or parts.
Synthesis and Evaluation:
This level, which is the most difficult, deals with arranging and
combining concepts to form a new whole. It also deals with the ability to judge the value
of material based on given criteria.
What does this mean to you as a student? It means that you will have a variety of questions,
some easy, some not so easy, and some that will be difficult. So, how should you study for this
type of exam? First, review the lectures. Next, and I believe that this is the most important, create
a system that allows you to “bookmark” important information in your text. Many of the most
difficult questions are built on the understanding that you will have access to this information, and
you need to have it readily available. In short, you will not have time search for the information
you will need to answer the questions completely.
Review the study guide (but remember - there is no guarantee that absolutely everything on the
final exam is in the study guide). Dig into the material and get comfortable with it – this will be
time consuming, but will bring successful results. Time management on the final is critical so be
sure to review the piece here on that.