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					Do I Have to Take the
      Test???
     Test Preparation Quiz

             Question 1

On the average, how many hours per
   week is it recommended that you
   study for each hour you spend in
   class?
a. 1 hour
b. 2 hours
c. 3 hours
d. 4 hours
      Answer Question 1

    “One Size Does NOT Fit All”

            Recommend
 2-3 hours for every 1 hour in class
  Reading, homework, reviewing notes,
    studying for tests/quizzes, projects


Classes that are more difficult for you
    will require more of your time!
     Test Preparation Quiz

              Question 2

What strategy do you use for taking
   notes in you classes?
a. Write everything said
b. Write notes in an outline form
c. Write notes in a modified outline
   form
d. Copy everything appearing on
   overheads or on the board
         Answer Question 2

           A PROVEN STRATEGY!
           Modified Outline Form

   Copy main ideas from discussion
Use study time to get additional info needed for tests,
                  projects, homework


            Don’t try to write it ALL down
Teachers talk at a rate of 150-200 words per minute!
      Test Preparation Quiz
               Question 3

When do you start studying for your
   tests?
a. The first day of class or the first
   day after a test
b. Two weeks before a test
c. A week before a test
d. Two days before a test
e. The night before a test
       Answer Question 3

Every day should prepare you for
 test day!
Be in class, take good notes, do your
  homework, read the textbook, ask
  questions throughout the semester!

Review more intensely prior to tests

                 Don’t plan to Cram!
      Test Taking Strategies

BEFORE THE TEST:

1. Start Preparing for your exams
  the first day of class.
     Take good notes that make sense
     Stay up-to-date with all assignments
     Save all returned papers
     Ask questions!
      Test Taking Strategies

BEFORE THE TEST:

2. Plan reviews as part of you
  weekly study schedule
     All material at least once per week
        Lecture notes--quiz self on material
        Condense info--create note cards
         /flash cards.
      Test Taking Strategies

BEFORE THE TEST:

3. Several short reviews are better
  than one cram session.

4. Turn main points into questions.
     Check to see if answers come to you quickly
     Try to predict examination questions
     Outline your answers
      Test Taking Strategies

BEFORE THE TEST:

5. Use flashcards from Step 2
     Review difficult terms
     Place in random order
     Concentrate on terms/concepts that you
      struggle with
Test Taking Strategies

During the Test:

1.   Read/Listen to the instructions
     Carefully!!!
2.   Preview the test to see how much
     time you need for each section.
3.   Always ask questions if you have
     them – other students are probably
     thinking the same thing.
Test Taking Strategies

During the Test:

4.    Work on the “easiest” parts
      first.
     a.   Start with your strength
     b.   Pace yourself to allow time for
          the more difficult parts.
     c.   Answer questions completely
          and in detail.
Test Taking Strategies

During the Test:

5.    Find out if you are penalized
      for incorrect answers.
     a.   If not, answer all questions
          making educated guesses when
          necessary.
     b.   If there is a penalty, avoid
          guessing.
Test Taking Strategies

During the Test:

6.    When answering essay
      questions, make an outline.
     a.   Write outline in the margin.
     b.   Organize thoughts
     c.   Write legibly.
Test Taking Strategies

During the Test:

7. If finished early, go back and
   proof answers.
  a.   don’t change unless certain.
  b.   The first answer is usually the
       right one.
Test Taking Strategies

During the Test:

8. Do not let other test takers
  distract you – it makes no
  difference who finishes first or
  last.
Test Taking Strategies

After the Test:

1.    Review your test carefully
     a.   Determine areas of strengths and
          weaknesses.
     b.   Learn from your mistakes
     c.   Ask teacher what you could have
          done differently.
     d.   Take notes on what questions you
          missed – they may show up on the
          final!!

				
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