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Chapter 6 Developing Test-Taking Skills
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Chapter Objectives Identify and explain effective strategies for preparing for tests. Identify and explain effective strategies for performing well on tests. Identify and explain effective strategies for managing test anxiety. Identify and explain ways to use mnemonics to prepare for tests.
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Test Preparation Skills Avoid the need to cram by using effective test preparation strategies. Gather information about tests by examining course materials, listening to instructor descriptions of the test, and talking with other students and tutors. Brush up and refresh your memory by reviewing your study tools and materials.
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Essential Strategies for Reviewing for Tests Use Look-Away Techniques to review notes and study tools. Use checklists to assess the effectiveness of your learning and review strategies. Review associations, visualizations, and mnemonics. Create summary notes. Review with others. Create a five-day study plan for midterm and final exams. Review one final time the night before a test. Review and hour or so the day of the test.
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Create Summary Notes Discussion Points: Summary notes include topics your instructor recommended that you review. Summary notes consist of topics you want or need to review further before the test. Summary notes may include: lists Cornell notes two-column notes outlines flashcards visual mappings comparison charts hierarchies
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Strategies to Prepare for Tests Based on Procedural Knowledge Rework previous problems. Strive to increase problem-solving speed and accuracy. Explain the steps that you use to solve the problems. Memorize prototypes for different problem patterns.
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Test Question Formats Kinds of Questions Includes Requires Recognition/ Objective True-False Multiple-Choice Matching Recognize the correct answer Recall Fill-in-the-Blanks Listings Definitions Short Answers Problem Solving Retrieve information from memory and then respond Essay Essay response Retrieve information from memory, organize it, and respond with effective writing skills
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Predicting and Studying for Different Kinds of Tests Objective Questions •Study definitions. •Study categories/lists of information.
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