Exam Talk. Fact or Fiction?. Myth #1 – Surprise!. Exams ‘sort of’ creep up on you Myth Buster – Check out the school calendar. You’ll find them listed there. Myth #2 – What to Expect. We never know what to expect. Myth Buster Ask the teacher. Revise your quizzes, module tests and notes.
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Fact or Fiction?
Myth Buster – Check out the school calendar. You’ll find them listed there.
Ask the teacher.
Revise your quizzes, module tests and notes.
Myth Buster –
It is what you gain that is important. It’s how the school tells what you have gained/learned.
Are exams important to you?
You and your teacher have been working together. They want you to do well.
Despite all discussion the combination of coursework and exams are the most fair and effective way to assess student growth.
Work with your natural body clock.
1. Mornings are my best time. I wake up refreshed and ready.
Solution -Study early in the day.
2. I am not a morning person. I’m really not much good before noon.
Solution - Study in the afternoon or late evening.
Solution - Write down your AIMS GOALS REWARDS
Be Clear on the WHAT you are doing WHY you are doing it HOW you will tackle it
WHERE and for HOW LONG
Solution - SPICE UP your studying by revising with
Cartoons, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, pictures, recordings
Use coloured paper and pens. Use scented markers.
Take fresh air breaks / Decorate your study zone
Remember the reward that you promised yourself.
Solution – You may have one or several study buddies. You can form a study group.
Make some rules. No Play
Set A time and time limit.
Keep each other motivated and on task.
Use question and Answer Sessions, Swap and Mark Essays, Swap Notes, Discuss and Share
Solution – Search for a comfortable and inspirational place that suits you - with good lighting and good ventilation - but keep in mind
Where you study is not as important as doing it.
Solution – Create a Revision Timetable
Include – Subject Topic Time / When
Revise the ‘revision’ when needed.
Solution – You want to do well so-
Work out your own goals and stick to them.
Choose what works for you.
5. Chain Gang – start with a key word, link words and information.
6. Catch Phrase – make up a catchy acronym
7. Eat an Elephant – break down information into small chunks.
8. Flash Cards – make it a target to recall all the info. on each card.
10. Scanning – look and record all important words, phrase, numbers, formulae
11. Sticky notes- Tag important info.
12. Take note – Rewrite notes in your own words - again12 Hot Techniques for Studying-con’t