College Test Taking Chapter 9 To assign a grade, professor needs to find out how much you know! test determines level of knowledge and understanding Following information designed to aid you in doing your very best… YES! NO!
Get a good night’s sleep, eat a hearty breakfast.
Bring necessary supplies to class (including a watch!).
Relax and control your breathing as test is handed out.
Begin by previewing the entire test.
Ask any questions regarding the instructions.
Don’t linger on hard questions – move on.
Don’t get distracted by others finishing before you (ignore them do not look up!).
Use clues in one part of test to jog your memory in another part.
Check your answers before handing test in.
Before all else!
It’s only a test.
Knowledge is power!
Ideas for last-minute concentrated study:
Should I or shouldn’t I ?
Objective tests include
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Good study strategies include:
using flash cards
making a concept vocabulary list
reviewing your text’s study guide
reviewing your notes
work with a tutor
join a study group
Apply yourself diligently!
Do, or Do Not.
There is no Try!
Remember: There is no in-between.
And the magic word is _______ I knew it all the time!
Read the question carefully.
What is the question asking for?
Outline the key ideas.
Refer specifically to the question in your opening sentence.
Make a clear, coherent thesis statement.
Develop the main body of the essay to support your thesis statement.
Conclude by summarizing how your thesis is supported.
Watch grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Use humor if it fits in.
Be sure you have completely answered the question.
Proofread your work.
You can do it!
Sure, I’ll look at it. We all make mistakes.
Cheating can have ugly consequences:
Honesty is always the best policy!
Yes, you can!