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    • Prepping for and Taking Objective Exams How to Maintain Your Sanity, and Your Hairline Lunch and Learn Student Success
    • Most Common Types of Objective Exams:
      • Multiple Choice
      • True/False
      • Matching
    • Studying for Objective Exams:
      • Two Key Factors:
        • Understanding the task
        • Distributing your study time over several days before the test
    • Studying for Objective Exams:
      • Memory Level Questions
        • Facts – memorization
      • Higher Level Questions
        • Ask for applications, examples, syntheses, analyses, and conclusions
        • “ Thinking” Questions
    • Studying for Objective Exams:
      • Study according to the task
      • Study with others
      • Study over a period of days
        • What does your schedule look like for the few days before the exam?
      • Ask yourself:
        • What are the big concepts covered in this test?
        • How familiar are you with these concepts?
        • How will you group concepts for study?
    • Tips to Maximize Performance:
      • Get to class early
      • Don’t talk to others about the course material right before the test
      • Read over the all of the directions carefully
      • Speak positively to yourself
      • Do easy questions first
    • Tips to Maximize Performance:
      • Consider all alternatives
      • Narrow your choices
      • Watch for qualifiers
      • Tackle items you are unsure of last
      • Never leave an objective item blank
    • Prepping for and Taking Essay Exams
    • Studying for Essay Exams
      • Predict test questions
      • As you are reading, don’t memorize the material; look for relationships between ideas
      • Elaborate on information as you learn it
      • Write out a practice essay
    • It’s all in the way it’s worded:
      • Memory-level question words:
        • Define
        • Illustrate
        • Summarize
        • Trace
      • Higher-level question words:
        • Compare and Contrast
        • Relate
        • Cause and Effect
        • Prove (justify, support, defend)
        • Evaluate
        • Analyze
        • Synthesize
        • Argue
    • Elements of a Good Essay:
      • Organized
      • Focused
      • Grammatical
      • “ Sings”
        • Well supported or documented