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  1. Test Preparation

  2. Early • Rewrite Class Notes • Add Textbook Information to Class Notes • Make Flash Cards • Listen Carefully for Direction and/or Hints from the Professor

  3. Middle • Do Study Guide and Review Questions • Get Help from your Instructor and/or the ARC Tutors • Listen Carefully for Directions and/or Hints from the Professor

  4. Late • Find out what you know • Study what you do not know

  5. Things to Remember • Get a good night’s sleep before the test • Don’t drink too much caffeine before the test • Bring some hard candy with you - it can calm your nerves • Remember - One bad grade does not determine your grade for the course

  6. Test Taking

  7. Tricks of the Trade Follow Directions Carefully

  8. What’s Wrong with this Picture?

  9. Follow Directions Carefully • Multiple choice • Choose the one best answer if instructed. • Mark answers on test then transfer onto Scantron. • Use a # 2 pencil if instructed. • True-False • Any tricks to these? Are you marking the test correctly? T - or True? F - or False? • Short Answer • How much should you write? Some instructors expect a fact for each point. Find out how yourinstructor grades.

  10. Multiple Choice QuestionsSome Tips • Read the question • Read all the choices • Eliminate wrong choices X • Choose the best answer • Put a check mark next to any question you are not confident is correct √ • Don’t second guess

  11. Multiple Choice Questions More Hints • Use an index card to hide all but one line of the text in the question. This will help you focus • help prevent anticipating the question • slow down your reading to give yourself time to think

  12. Essay • Read the question carefully • Underline key points • Answer the question asked • Proofread

  13. Other Types of Questions • Short Answer • Compare and Contrast • List the Steps • Draw and Label • Relate Structure to Function

  14. Short Answer - Read Carefully Name three characteristics of all living things 1. 2. 3. Underline the important words!

  15. Question: What is meant by resolving power? is determined by the amount and physical properties of the visible light that enters the microscope. What’s wrong with this student’s answer?

  16. Question: What is meant by resolving power? • Important words: • Resolving power – What about resolving power? • What is meant by “meant by”?

  17. Compare and Contrast • List facts in columns • Write an opening statement • Compare • Contrast • Summary statement

  18. Hint - Compare and Contrast • Compare • These are similar because… • Contrast • These are different because ... cell cell

  19. List the Steps • Write down known facts • Sequence facts • Write thesis statement • List information in logical order • Summary statement

  20. Draw and Label • Make a rough sketch • Add as many details as possible • Label

  21. Relate Structure to Function • The function of the plasma membrane is _________ • It is able to carry out this function because of the following structures: ___________

  22. Once Again! Things to Remember • Get a good night’s sleep before the test • One bad grade does not determine your grade for the course • Don’t drink too much caffeine before the test • Bring some hard candy with you - it can calm your nerves