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