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How to Take a Test. Why Do Tests Exist. Assess Student Learning Easiest Way to Assess a Group Determine Knowledge of Material Encourage Studying & Homework Credentialing Barriers/Minimal Skills. To Be Mean. How We Test. Objective Tests. Essay Tests. Comprehensive Tests.

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How to take a test

How to Take a Test


Why do tests exist

Why Do Tests Exist

Assess Student Learning

Easiest Way to Assess a Group

Determine Knowledge of Material

Encourage Studying & Homework

Credentialing

Barriers/Minimal Skills

To Be Mean


How we test

How We Test

Objective Tests

Essay Tests

Comprehensive Tests


Test preparation skills

Test Preparation Skills

Study in advance: Cramming is BAD

Study over several days

Organize your study materials

Don’t simply re-read: add different skills (writing, listening, drawing) to re-enforce learning

Use past tests and quizzes for sample questions

Sleep and eat before the test

Arrive early enough to get settled


Objective testing skills

Objective Testing Skills

WWWWHW

Qualifying Words

All of the Above

Play Percentages


Play percentages

Play Percentages

What is the capital of Oman?

Prague

Tokyo

Muscat

Istanbul

Toronto

Play Percentages


Objective testing skills1

Objective Testing Skills

WWWWHW

Qualifying Words

All of the Above

Play Percentages

Start Easy


Essay testing skills

Essay Testing Skills

Read the Directions and Follow Them

Read the Question


Do you know what time it is

Do You Know What Time It Is?

The answer is YES.


Essay testing skills1

Essay Testing Skills

Read the Directions and Follow Them

Read the Question

Answer the Question That Is Asked

Avoid Broad Generalizations

Avoid Fluffy and Flowery Language

Get to the Point


What words mean

What Words Mean

Compare/Contrast

Evaluate

Analyze

Summarize

Describe

Define

Assess

Discuss

Explain


What words mean1

What Words Mean

Compare/Contrast

Evaluate

Analyze

Define

Summarize

Describe

Define

Assess

Discuss

Briefly give the meaning of something. Include multiple meanings, if appropriate. Be prepared to include limitations (i.e., not included).

Explain


What words mean2

What Words Mean

Compare/Contrast

Evaluate

Analyze

Describe

Summarize

Describe

Define

Assess

Discuss

Talk about an event, person, or process in detail, creating a clear and vivid image. 

Explain


What words mean3

What Words Mean

Compare/Contrast

Evaluate

Analyze

Summarize

Summarize

Describe

Define

Assess

Discuss

State the major points fully but concisely. Omit details and examples (usually).

Explain


What words mean4

What Words Mean

Compare/Contrast

Evaluate

Analyze

Discuss

Summarize

Describe

Define

Assess

Discuss

The broadest and most common term, often a combination of definition, summary, and evaluation. Fully cover main points, including examples, differing points of view, and own interpretation. All comments must be supported by discussion or data.

Explain


What words mean5

What Words Mean

Compare/Contrast

Evaluate

Analyze

Compare/Contrast

Summarize

Describe

Define

Assess

Discuss

Show similarities (compare) and differences (contrast) between two or more items. Be sure to compare/contrast the same items (i.e., apples to apples).

Explain


What words mean6

What Words Mean

Compare/Contrast

Evaluate

Analyze

Explain

Summarize

Describe

Define

Assess

Discuss

Make the topic as clear and understandable as possible by offering reasons, examples, causes, etc. Focus on the “how” and “why” of the topic.

Explain


What words mean7

Discuss

What Words Mean

Compare/Contrast

Evaluate

Identify

Analyze

Assess

Summarize

Describe

Define

Assess

Discuss

Consider the importance of something. Include points that are positive, negative, or in dispute. Support statements with evidence, statements from authorities, and your own judgment.

Explain


What words mean8

Discuss

What Words Mean

Compare/Contrast

Evaluate

Identify

Analyze

Analyze

Summarize

Describe

Define

Assess

Discuss

Divide an issue into its component/major parts and examine each one in turn. May need to include other skills, including definition, compare/contrast, and evaluation.

Explain


What words mean9

What Words Mean

Compare/Contrast

Evaluate

Analyze

Evaluate

Summarize

Describe

Define

Assess

Discuss

Similar to “assess” in that it expects a discussion on the important/value of an issue. The key issue to remember is that this type of essay requires opinion, disagreement, and meaningful thought, not simply a description.

Explain


Test anxiety what is it

Test Anxiety: What is It?

Performance Anxiety

Adrenaline Rush

Fight or Flight


Appearance feeling

Appearance & Feeling

Headache

Butterflies

Panic

Other Physical Symptoms

Blanking Out

Negative Re-enforcement


Management strategies

Management Strategies

Recognize the feeling

Shift the focus off the feeling and to your body

Activate a positive thought or feeling

Ask yourself to look at your problem differently

Notice any changes and re-focus

Study in advance

  • Sleep and eat before the test

Arrive early

Read the directions

Read the question

Freeze-Frame


Management strategies1

Management Strategies

Recognize the feeling

Shift the focus off the feeling and to your body

Ask yourself to look at your problem differently and choose a path

Breathe the new choice

Attitude Breathing


Management strategies2

Management Strategies

BE PREPARED

Others

Realistic Goals

Positive Reinforcement

Practice & Visualize

Rewards

Take a Break

Skip Questions

Pace & Timing

Dismiss the Need for Perfection


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