Baldwin
The Community College Experience
PLUS 2nd edition
When you complete this lesson, you
should be able to:
• Describe the kinds of test questions
you will encounter and evalua...
• Multiple choice
• Matching
• Fill-in-the-blank
• True/false
• Problem-solving
• Essay
Baldwin
The Community College Expe...
• Read the statements carefully, noting
any words such as “not.”
• Read the choices carefully.
• Eliminate choices that ar...
• Read the instructions carefully and
determine if there is only one match per
term.
• Read all terms and their descriptor...
• Read the sentence carefully.
• Consider terms and definitions
that you have studied for the
exam.
• Be sure to spell ter...
• Read the statement carefully.
• Mark any qualifying words (e.g.,
frequently, sometimes, and never).
• Go with your gut i...
• Read through the problem more than
once.
• Underline or circle important information
that you will need to solve the pro...
• Read through the directions carefully.
• Note the required parts of the essay.
• Determine purpose of the essay question...
• Math and Science
– Recall terms, definitions, and formulas.
– Focus on processes.
• Fine Arts and Literature
– Identify ...
• Stay healthy.
• Understand course objectives.
• Note the time limit.
• Read through the test before
beginning.
• Be awar...
The best tip for doing well on an exam is
Baldwin
The Community College Experience
PLUS 2nd edition
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  1. 1. Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
  2. 2. When you complete this lesson, you should be able to: • Describe the kinds of test questions you will encounter and evaluate how best to answer them to consistently receive correct answers. Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
  3. 3. • Multiple choice • Matching • Fill-in-the-blank • True/false • Problem-solving • Essay Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
  4. 4. • Read the statements carefully, noting any words such as “not.” • Read the choices carefully. • Eliminate choices that are obviously wrong. • Eliminate choices with typographical errors. • Check your work. Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
  5. 5. • Read the instructions carefully and determine if there is only one match per term. • Read all terms and their descriptors carefully. • Match the ones you know first. • Check your work. Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
  6. 6. • Read the sentence carefully. • Consider terms and definitions that you have studied for the exam. • Be sure to spell terms correctly. Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
  7. 7. • Read the statement carefully. • Mark any qualifying words (e.g., frequently, sometimes, and never). • Go with your gut instinct if you are not completely sure of the answer. Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
  8. 8. • Read through the problem more than once. • Underline or circle important information that you will need to solve the problem. • Mark through irrelevant information. • Consider what operations or processes you will need to work through to solve the problem. • Check your work. Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
  9. 9. • Read through the directions carefully. • Note the required parts of the essay. • Determine purpose of the essay question (e.g., explain, compare, or argue). • Jot down an outline before beginning. • Write in essay format (introduction, thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion). • Proofread writing before turning in exam. Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
  10. 10. • Math and Science – Recall terms, definitions, and formulas. – Focus on processes. • Fine Arts and Literature – Identify major themes. – Discuss the significance of a work. • Open-book and Take-home – Study before taking these kinds of tests. – Use only approved material. • Online – Take note of the time limit. – Use only approved material. Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
  11. 11. • Stay healthy. • Understand course objectives. • Note the time limit. • Read through the test before beginning. • Be aware of how much each section is worth. • Pace yourself and leave time to review your work. Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
  12. 12. The best tip for doing well on an exam is Baldwin The Community College Experience PLUS 2nd edition
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