Ways to predict test questions Predicting test questions can do more than get you a better grade on a test. It can keep YOU focused on the purpose of a course and can help you design your learning strategy. It can be fun, too. First, get organized. Have a separate section in your notebook labeled "Test questions. Add several questions to this section after every lecture and assignment. You also can create your own code or graphic signal-such as a T! in a circle-to flag possible test questions in your notes. The format of a test can help you predict questions. Ask your instructor to describe the test-how long it will be and what kind of questions to expect (essay, multiple choice). Do this early in the term so you can be alert for possible test questions throughout the course. During lectures you can watch for test questions by observing what an instructor says and how he says it. Instructors give clues. For example, they might repeat important points several times, write them on the board, or return to them in subsequent classes.
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