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Lesson 6

  1. 1. Lesson 6 Test taking Skills and Strategies
  2. 2. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>I. ORIGINAL LEARNING must take place. You have to learn the material before you can review it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>II. EARLY REVIEW is most efficient, most productive. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>A. Before you attempt to learn new material in class or through reading: </li></ul><ul><li>Glance over previous chapters or notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Run through your mind what you know already. </li></ul><ul><li>Since memorization of new material is most effective when it is associated with the material already known, this process brings all available mental &quot;hooks&quot; to the surface. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>B. Immediately after learning: </li></ul><ul><li>Rework your notes, adding material that comes to mind. (Don't recopy; this is wasteful.) </li></ul><ul><li>Order and organize what was learned. (Star, use arrows, additional comments, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate new material with what you already know. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>Forgetting is most rapid right after learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Review helps combat this. </li></ul><ul><li>Relearning is easier if it is done quickly. Don't wait until it's all gone. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>III. Space initial early reviews to support original learning. Several brief periods spread over 5 or 10 days is usually enough to ensure good recall for intermediate review. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>IV. Intermediate review is important when work is spread out over several months or longer. For example, when the final is 4 months away, follow this schedule: </li></ul>
  9. 9. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>original learning </li></ul><ul><li>immediate review of limited material same day (5-10 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>intermediate review of material covered so far, after 2 months </li></ul><ul><li>final review, before exam </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate and final reviews should stress understanding and organization of material. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>V. Final review is a REVIEW, not &quot;cramming&quot; of unlearned material. No new learning takes place except to draw together the final main currents of thought. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>Be brief. Review entire semester's work in 2-4 hours. (Set a limit and stick to it.) </li></ul><ul><li>Outline and organize from memory. Don't bother copying. </li></ul><ul><li>Recite (in writing or out loud to a friend or self) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>VI. USE SPACED REVIEW rather than MASSED PRACTICE . 60 minutes used in 3 groups of 20 minutes each is more effective than 60 minutes used all at the same time. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Basic Principles about Review <ul><li>break up learning period for any one subject </li></ul><ul><li>avoid fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>review and strengthen previous learning </li></ul><ul><li>increased motivation, better concentration </li></ul>
  14. 14. General Guidelines: <ul><li>1. Gathering knowledge of the truth is the best preparation for tests. </li></ul><ul><li>* Concentrated hours of effective study to force facts into your memory is the best way to prepare for any test. </li></ul><ul><li>* However, teachers often try to test your memory of the material by slightly altering it. In this case, practice and some test-taking skill will help. </li></ul>
  15. 15. General Guidelines: <ul><li>2. Always arrive early and take a moment to relax and reduce your anxiety. </li></ul><ul><li>* This brief time period will boost your confidence </li></ul><ul><li>* Use this time to focus your mind and think positive thoughts. </li></ul>
  16. 16. General Guidelines: <ul><li>3. Listen attentively to last minute instructions given by the instructor. </li></ul><ul><li>* Teachers often last minute changes. </li></ul><ul><li>* Missing instruction causes extreme anxiety. </li></ul>
  17. 17. General Guidelines: <ul><li>4. Read the test directions very carefully and watch for details. </li></ul><ul><li>* You may find that more than one answer may be possible on multiple choice. </li></ul><ul><li>* A key detail may require only three out of the five essay questions. </li></ul>
  18. 18. General Guidelines: <ul><li>5. Plan how you will use the allotted time. </li></ul><ul><li>* Estimate how many minutes you will need to finish each test section. </li></ul><ul><li>* Determine a pace which will ensure completing the whole test on time. </li></ul><ul><li>* Start with the easiest section to build your confidence. </li></ul>
  19. 19. General Guidelines: <ul><li>6. Maintain a positive attitude. </li></ul><ul><li>* Don’t let more difficult questions your raise anxiety and steal your valuable time. Move on and find success with other questions. </li></ul><ul><li>* If you are not penalized for wrong answers, guess and move on. </li></ul><ul><li>* Avoid watching for patterns. Noticing that the last four answers are &quot;c&quot; is not a good reason to stop, go back, and break concentration. </li></ul>
  20. 20. General Guidelines: <ul><li>7. Rely on your first impressions. </li></ul><ul><li>* The answer which comes to mind first is often correct. </li></ul><ul><li>* Nervously reviewing questions and changing answers can do more harm than good. </li></ul>
  21. 21. General Guidelines: <ul><li>8. Plan to finish early and have time for review. </li></ul><ul><li>* Return to difficult questions you marked for review. </li></ul><ul><li>* Proofread your essays and pay attention to grammar and spelling. </li></ul><ul><li>* Make sure you answered all questions. More than one student has failed to notice questions on the back side of the paper. </li></ul>
  22. 22. General Guidelines: <ul><li>9. Consider every test a practice session - analyze your performance. </li></ul><ul><li>* Test taking is an art which needs refinement. One can not refine the art without practice and serious evaluation . </li></ul>
  23. 23. General Guidelines: <ul><li>* Go through each test thoroughly and see if your plan worked. </li></ul><ul><li>* Look at each section to identify your fault patterns. Do you need to work on true/false, multiple choice, or essay? </li></ul><ul><li>* Talk to teachers regarding low scores, especially on essays. </li></ul>
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