Hatcher Test Taking Redesign

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Hatcher Test Taking Redesign

  1. 1. COL 103<br />COLLEGE TEST TAKING<br />
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes<br />At the end of this presentation, students should be able to :<br />Identify two test taking skills<br />Explain one method to prepare for a test<br />Identity ways to reduce test anxiety<br />Develop a plan to take a test<br />
  3. 3. Show What You KnowWhen Testing<br />YES!<br />NO!<br />
  4. 4. First …<br />Put the test in perspective.<br />Remember:<br />Tests are not the end of the world<br />It’s only putting marks on a piece of paper or on a computer screen.<br />Be prepared.<br />Relax. <br />Know that you will pass the test.<br />
  5. 5. Celebrate Your Success<br />Victory!<br />
  6. 6. Plan Your Approach<br />Prepare…<br />Physically for the exam.<br />Mentally for the exam.<br />Investigate…<br />Find out about the test.<br />Know what is expected of you.<br />
  7. 7. Plan Your Approach<br />Plan…<br />Design an exam plan.<br />Join a study group.<br />Use tutoring and other campus support resources.<br />Academic Success Center<br />
  8. 8. Test Taking Tips<br />Before all else!<br />Be Prepared!<br />
  9. 9. Test Taking Tips<br />Get a good night’s sleep.<br />Eat a hearty breakfast.<br />Bring necessary supplies to class.<br />Relax and control your breathing.<br />Preview the entire test.<br />Ask any questions about the instructions.<br />
  10. 10. Tips for Taking Tests<br />Don’t …<br />Linger on hard questions.<br />Move on.<br />Get distracted by others finishing before you.<br />Do …<br />Ask for clarification when necessary.<br />Use clues in the test to jog your memory.<br />Re-check your work before handing it in.<br />
  11. 11. Memory Aids<br />Use multiple senses<br />—read, discuss, draw.<br />Ah, yes,I remember <br />it well.<br />
  12. 12. Aids to Memory<br />Over-learn the material—go over it again and again. <br />Categorize the information.<br />Use mnemonics. <br />
  13. 13. Aids to Memory<br />Associate ideas to things you already know. <br />Visualize the concepts. <br />Use flash cards. <br />Use rhymes, songs, and acronyms.<br />
  14. 14. Tips for Taking Tests<br />Be Encouraged<br />Test Taking is a skill<br />Can be learned<br />Practice makes perfect<br />You Will Succeed!<br />
  15. 15. Test-Taking<br />
  16. 16. Learning Outcomes<br />You should have learned how to :<br />Identify two test taking skills<br />Explain one method to prepare for a test<br />Identity ways to reduce test anxiety<br />Develop a plan to take a test<br />

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