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Learning Skills   5   Coping With Your Assessment   Slides

Learning Skills 5 Coping With Your Assessment Slides



Learning skills: Topic 5: Coping with Your Assessment

Learning skills: Topic 5: Coping with Your Assessment



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    Learning Skills   5   Coping With Your Assessment   Slides Learning Skills 5 Coping With Your Assessment Slides Presentation Transcript

    • Learning Outcomes
      • Explain four assessment methods;
      • Prepare effectively for the assessment;
      • Practice effective ways of answering different types of assessment questions; and
      • Explain the concept of ethics in assessment.
    • Types of Assessment
      • Continuous assessment
        • Assignment
        • Tests
        • Participation in online discussions
      • Examination
    • a) Gather Notes
      • Produce really good notes and keep them
      • Start on the first day of class
      • Organise and put your notes and materials in the right order
    • b) Revise and Memorise
      • Understand the topic
        • Know your course content
        • Identify important topics
        • Refer to the materials
        • Come up with questions
        • Relate the topics to ideas
        • Study in a group
    • b) Revise and Memorise
      • Remember important concepts or ideas
        • Tips to improve memorisation skills
          • Understand the material
          • Memorise through association with own life experiences
          • Vivid association
          • Visual memory
          • Talk it out and aloud if possible
        • Use mnemonics
    • c) Practise answering questions
      • Make use of past examination papers
    • d) Plan and schedule
      • Plan and schedule your preparation process
      • Break revisions into short periods
      • Alternate sessions with different topics to avoid boredom
    • Basic preparation for examinations
      • Sleep well
      • Be punctual
      • Know what to bring or not to bring into the examination hall
      • Bring along all needed stationery/equipment
    • Types of Assessment Questions
      • Objective questions
        • True-False
        • Multiple Choice
        • Filling in the blanks
      • Subjective questions
    • Types of Assessment Questions
      • True-False Questions
        • Presume it is true
        • Extreme modifiers are usually false
        • Qualifiers are usually true
        • The whole statement must be true
        • Identify keywords
        • Pay attention to negative words
    • Types of Assessment Questions
      • Multiple Choice Questions
        • Select the best answer
        • Eliminate the wrong answer
        • Treat each of the choices like a true-false question
        • Be cautious with ‘All of the above’ and ‘None of the above’
    • Types of Assessment Questions
      • Subjective Questions
        • Read the instructions
        • Seek clarification
        • Divide your time wisely
        • Understand the question
        • Follow the format
        • Provide an outline and jot down main issues
        • Neat handwriting
        • One paragraph for each point
        • Do not answer additional questions
        • Proofread your answer
    • Doing the Assignment
      • Avoid plagiarism
      • Improve your assignment
    • Ethics in Writing theses, essays and assignments
      • Cite the published source
      • Get consent to use unpublished materials
      • Refrain from plagiarism
      • Do not obstruct scholarly materials
      • Do not misrepresent the views of authors cited
      • Seek only authorised materials
      • Respect the rights of other authors
      • Refrain from manipulating digital records
    • Learning Skills: Copin with Assessment by Open University Malaysia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://oer.oum.edu.my. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.oum.edu.my.