Test Taking Strategies

1,832 views

Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,832
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
10
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
38
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Test Taking Strategies

  1. 1. TEST-TAKINGSTRATEGIES<br />RoderickLooJuan ManKareninaPittí<br />
  2. 2. ACHIEVE YOUR HIGHEST POTENTIAL<br />THIS CHAPTER WILL HELP YOU TO IMPROVE YOUR TEST SCORES BY BECOMING AWARE OF WHAT IS EXPECTED IN THE TEST-TAKING SITUATION.<br />
  3. 3. BE PREPARED<br />SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCES.<br />GET PLENTY OF SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE A TEST.<br />ARRIVE FIVE OR TEN MINUTES EARLY FOR A TEST, AND GET SETTLED.<br />KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE TEST.<br />HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOUR ABILITIES.<br />
  4. 4. STAY ALERT<br /><ul><li>CONCENTRATION IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMPREHENSION.
  5. 5. FOCUS ON THE MEANING.
  6. 6. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.
  7. 7. SIZE UP THE TASK AND SCHEDULE YOUR TIME.
  8. 8. DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF SECTIONS TO BE COVERED.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>MARK THE ITEM WITH A DOT AND MOVE ON TO THE OF THE TEST.
  9. 9. IF YOU HAVE A FEW MINUTES AT THE END RETURN TO THE MARKED ITEMS.
  10. 10. DONT BE INTIMIDATED BY STUDENTS WHO FINISH EARLY.</li></li></ul><li>SEEK FEEDBACK<br /><ul><li>AFTER A TEST INVESTIGATE YOUR ERRORS, IF POSSIBLE.
  11. 11. ANALYZE YOUR MISTAKES SO YOU CAN LEARN FROM THEM.
  12. 12. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE ERROR IN YOUR THINKING, SEEK FOR ADVICE. </li></li></ul><li>STANDARDIZED READING <br />TESTS<br /><ul><li>READ TO COMPREHEND
  13. 13. READ THE MAIN IDEA OF THE PASSAGE.
  14. 14. READ TO UNDERSTAND THE AUTHORS MESSAGE.
  15. 15. INTERACT
  16. 16. USE THE THINKING STRATEGIES OF GOOD READERS TO INTERACT WITH THE PASSAGE.
  17. 17. VISUALIZE THE MESSAGE AND RELATE IT TO WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW.
  18. 18. APPLY WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW ABOUT THE READING PROCESS.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>RELAX
  19. 19. DON’T ALLOW YOURSELF TO FEEL RUSHED.
  20. 20. WORK WITH CONTROL AND CONFIDENCE.
  21. 21. PLAN YOUR TIME, RELAX, AND CONCENTRATE.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>READ TO LEARN
  22. 22. RECALL
  23. 23. TEST PASSAGES ARE NOT ALWAYS DULL.
  24. 24. READ TO LEARN AND ENJOY.
  25. 25. PULL THE PASSAGE TOGETHER BEFORE PULLING IT APART.
  26. 26. REMAINS YOURSELF OF THE AUTHORS MAIN POINT.</li></li></ul><li>Understand major question types:<br />Test questions follow certain predictable patterns.Example:<br />Almost All Passages Are Followed by one question on the main idea.<br />Learn to recognize the type of questions and understand how they are constructed.<br />
  27. 27. Main idea Questions:<br />Main idea questions ask you to identify the author’s main point.<br />Example:<br />The best statement of the main idea is….<br />The best title for this passage is…<br />The author is primarily concerned with…<br />The central theme of the passage is…<br />
  28. 28. Detail Questions:<br />Detail questions check your ability to understand material that is directly stated in the passage.<br />Example:<br />The author states that…<br />According to the author…<br />According to the passage..<br />All of the following are true except…<br />A person, term, or place is…<br />
  29. 29. Implied Meaning questions<br />An implied meaning is suggested but not directly stated. Clues in the passage lead you to make assumptions and draw conclusions.<br />Example:<br />The author believes (or feels or implies)<br />Its can be inferred (deduced from clues) from the passage<br />The passage (an author) suggests..<br />It can be concluded from the passage that…<br />
  30. 30. Purpose Questions<br />The purpose of a passage is not usually stated. Instead, it is implied and is related to the main idea.<br />Examples:<br />What was the author’s purpose in writing this material?<br />
  31. 31. HintsforTakingMultiple-Choice And True-False Tests<br />ReadAllOptions<br />*Considereachanswer, readalloptions.<br />*Focusonthebestanswer, not a reasonableone. <br />
  32. 32. PREDICT THE CORRECT ANSWER<br />Anticipatethecorrect response.<br />Developtheansweronyourmindbeforereadingtheoptions. <br />Look for a choicethatcorrespondstoyourthinking. <br />AvoidAnswerswith 100 %Words<br />All and never mean 100%. Also no, none, only, every, always, must. <br /> A response witheitherwordisseldomcorrect.<br />Rarely a statement can be so definetely inclusive or exclusive. <br />
  33. 33. ConsideranswerswithQualifyingWords<br />Words such as sometimes and seldom suggest frequency but don’t go as far as ALL or NONE. <br />Qualifiers are more likely to be included in a correct response to a True-False question<br />
  34. 34. Don’tOveranalyze<br />-Don’t make the question harder than it is. -Use your common sense, answer what you think is intended. <br />True Statements must be true without exception <br />-A statement is either totally true or it is incorrect. -Adding and, but, or because to a true statement, makes it FALSE. <br />
  35. 35. If Two Options are Synonymous, Eliminate Both<br />-If two items say basically the same thing but only one answer is possible, then neither can be correct. <br />Figure Out the Difference Between Similar Options <br />-If two similar options appear, frequently one of them will be correct. <br />
  36. 36. *Use Logical Reasoning When Two Answers Are Correct<br />-Some questions include the option all of the above and none of the above. -If you see that two of the options are correct. Probably the other one will be correct too.<br />*Look Suspiciously at Directly Quoted Pompous Phrases-Quoted pompous phrases may be a distractor. -Make sure authoritative phrases make sense before choosing them. <br />
  37. 37. *Simplify Double Negatives by Cancelling out Both -Double negatives are confusing and consume time. -Cancel out both negatives, and then reread the statement without the negatives.<br />*Certain Responses Are Neither True Nor False.-Some items don’t have the necessary clues to determine whether they are True or False. <br />*Validate True Responses-If you’re told that all of the answers are correct except one, verify each response.-By elimination, find the one that doesn’t fit. <br />
  38. 38. RecognizeFlawsin Test Making<br />Grammar-The tense of the verb, as well as modifiers such as A or AN can give clues to the correct response. -Sometimes longer answer are more frequently correct. -Avoid Absurd ideas and emotional word or nonsense answers. <br />
  39. 39. HINTS FOR TAKING ESSAY EXAMS <br />Reward the Statement or Question -Be sure to understand the meaning, and then rephrase it with your own words.-Decide on the approach you will use in making your response. Define, describe, explain, compare.<br />Answer the Question -Answer the question asked. Don’t get off track.-Focus on the question and write it with purpose. <br />
  40. 40. Organize your Answer -Think before writing. ->Brainstorm ideas -Number your ideas in order you want to discuss them. -Establish your purpose in the first sentence. <br />Use a formal Writing Style -Be respectful, direct and formal.-Avoid empty words and thoughts.-Be descriptive, supply proof, use transitional words. <br />
  41. 41. Be aware of appearance -Legible hand, correct grammar, punctuation, spelling are taken in count.Predict and Practice -Practice brainstorming -Review old exams-Outline possible essay questions. <br />
  42. 42. Notice Key Words -Compare: list the similarities.-Contrast: Note the differences.-Criticize: state your opinion and stress weaknesses. -Define: state the meaning.-Explain: show cause and effect and give reasons. -Justify: support your opinion. <br />
  43. 43. Write to Earn Points-Stick to the question, and demonstrate that you know.-Direct answers. <br />Read an A Paper for Feedback -When your multiple choice exams are returned, reread the items. -Analyze your errors.-Use the A paper as a model.Compare it with yours. <br />
  44. 44. Test Anxiety<br />Test anxiety is when a student excessively worries about doing well on a test.<br />This can become a major hindrance on test performance and cause extreme nervousness and memory lapses among other symptoms.<br />
  45. 45. Basic Testing Procedures.<br />EssayExams<br />Time yourself and write a sample essay a couple days ahead of time.<br />MultipleChoice<br />Practicepracticepractice.<br />Do not cram.<br />Matching<br />Memorizefactsusingflashcards.<br />Test yourself.<br />Fill in theBlanks<br />Test yourself with self-made tests.<br />Studywithflashcards of facts.<br />Oral Exams<br />First outline all you plan to say on paper.<br />Practice in front of a mirror (to see body language, hand gestures)<br />
  46. 46. Web Reference<br />Test Taking Tips-Reducing Test Taking Strategies. Unknown.<br />http://www.testtakingtips.com/anxiety/index.htmDr. Cynthia Green. (2008, October 29) How to prepare for an exam. –Study tips Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCp3OFRod1gHow to prepare for an exam. Bookrags article. Unknown http://www.bookrags.com/articles/22.html<br />
  47. 47. Theend<br />

×