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Unformatted text preview: THE MASTER STUDENT THE MASTER STUDENT
TESTS OBJECTIVES OBJECTIVES
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Before the test During the test Predicting test questions Anxiety Cramming BEFORE THE TEST BEFORE THE TEST
– Manage review time • daily, weekly, major reviews – Create review tools • checklists, flash cards, old tests – Arrive early for the exam DURING THE TEST DURING THE TEST
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Read directions slowly Scan the whole exam first (budget your time) Write down memory aids in the margin Answer the easiest/ shortest questions first DURING THE TEST cont. DURING THE TEST cont.
– Multiple Choice • Answer the question in your head first • Read all the answers before choosing • If two answers are similar choose one of • If it calls for sentence completion, go for the grammatically correct answer them DURING THE TEST cont. DURING THE TEST cont. • True/False
• Read the whole question • Answer it quickly • Absolute qualifiers (always, never) usually mean the question is false DURING THE TEST cont. DURING THE TEST cont. • Openbook Tests
– Use PostIt notes to mark import pages – Be organized, usually very hard exams • Shortanswer/fill in the blank – Be brief and specific – Know the material backwards and forwards! DURING THE TEST cont. DURING THE TEST cont. • Essay questions
– What is the question asking? – Make a quick outline – Get to the point! – Start out with the most solid points – Words to watch (compare, define, explain, illustrate, state, prove, relate, trace) PREDICTING TEST PREDICTING TEST QUESTIONS
• Get organized • • • • •
Ask instructor the format of the exam Look for instructor clues Reading material covered in class Review all graded assignments “This material will be on the exam.”
– Write/label test questions in notes ANXIETY! ANXIETY!
• Stop the cycle of worry • • •
– Visualize success – Create pleasant images Be positive before and during the test Relax Exercise aerobically CRAMMING FOR TESTS CRAMMING FOR TESTS
– More courses you cram for, the less effective – You will not remember material – Takes longer to learn material under pressure – Make the best of a situation…to “get by” SIX STEPS TO CRAMMING SIX STEPS TO CRAMMING
1. Make choices: learn most important elements
2. Make a plan: subject, how much time 3. Review sheets/flash cards: 4. Recite: Repetitive recitation 5. Relax: you may forget material under pressure 6. No “should haves”: make no excuses for your poor time management COOPERATIVE LEARNING COOPERATIVE LEARNING
• Competition may hurt academic success • Study groups force you to study, assist others, aid ability to function in groups • You are not “going it alone” STUDY GROUP STUDY GROUP
• Look for those with similar academic goals •
and are dedicated students (56) Set an agenda: ORGANIZE – Test each other – Compare notes – Brainstorm test questions – Summarize reading assignments – Be familiar with material ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course NAVSC 102 taught by Professor Hammond during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Spring '08