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Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
Study Strategies III
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  • 1. Objectives of the Workshop At the end of this workshop you will: 0Know the different types of test questions. 0Know how to answer the different questions effectively. 0Identify different strategies for test preparation.
  • 2. Major types of Test Questions: 0Multiple Choice 0Short Answer 0Essay
  • 3. Questions you should be asking: 1. How is the question constructed? 2. What is the professor looking for? 3. How do you effectively answer the question? 4. How do you study for that question?
  • 4. Multiple Choice Questions 1. How is the question constructed? 0 Usually there is a question with four answer choices. 0 Two answer choices are definitely wrong. 0 Two answer choices are close to the answer. 0 Only one is the BEST answer.
  • 5. Multiple Choice Questions 2. What is the professor looking for? 0 General understanding of the book and concepts. 0 Able to see the differences between concepts. 0 Understanding of terminology. 0 Able to apply terms to examples.
  • 6. Multiple Choice Questions 3. How do you effectively answer the question? 0 Mark out the two wrong answers. 0 Re-read the question to determine what it is asking. 0 Be aware of negatively-worded questions (Example: which is NOT an animal? A. bunny, B. puppy, C. rat, D. robot) 0 Remember you are looking for the BEST answer. 0 Go with your first instinct. 0 Don’t over think the questions (easier said than done!) 0 If you can, plug the answer choice into the question to see if it makes sense.
  • 7. Multiple Choice Questions 4. How do you study for that question? 0 Make sure you have a good understanding of the concepts, terms, and procedures in the class. 0 Know the differences and similarities in terminology.
  • 8. Short Answer Questions 1. How is the question constructed? 0 A single question looking for a short response, generally over a single concept or term.. 0 Sometimes asks for definitions of terms or steps in a process.
  • 9. Short Answer Questions 2. What is the professor looking for? 0 A short example, explanation, or definition. Usually not longer than a paragraph. 0 Proof that you attended class and did the required reading.
  • 10. Short Answer Questions 3. How do you effectively answer the question? 0 Create a solid paragraph: 0 0 0 0 Opening sentence that rewords the question with a short answer. Second sentence should explain the answer. Third sentence should be an example (sometimes pulled from the class). Last sentence should wrap the answer up and conclude your answer.
  • 11. Short Answer Questions 4. How do you study for that question? 0 Review examples and explanations given in class. 0 Keep track of your alternative examples and run them by the professor to insure they are correct. 0 Know how to use terminology correctly in a sentence.
  • 12. Essay Questions 1. How is the question constructed? 0 A question that usually requires you to compare/contrast, give examples, explain, justify, or agree/disagree with a classroom concept.
  • 13. Essay Questions 2. What is the professor looking for? 0 Your ability to use terminology correctly in a sentence. 0 Know how to compare/contrast, explain, give examples of, and justify classroom concepts. 0 Your ability to move from point-topoint coherently. No rambling!
  • 14. Essay Questions 3. How do you effectively answer the question? 0 Use terminology! 0 Construct a 5 paragraph essay format for clarity.
  • 15. Essay Questions 0 Introduction Paragraph: Reword the question, give an example, preview your three points answering the question. 0 Body Paragraphs: Three reasons/examples to answer the question. 0 Conclusion: Reword the question again, refer back to your example, and then review your three reasons/examples.
  • 16. Essay Questions 4. How do you study for that question? 0 Review your terminology and the examples in class. Use as much of the terminology as you can when answering the question. 0 Practice answering essay questions and have a study buddy review them.
  • 17. Strategies for Test Preparation 1. Ask the professor for types of questions on the test. Don’t get caught up on “how many”. 2. Practice! 0 Make yourself a practice test. 0 Practice essay questions 0 Find quizzes/assessments in your book or in extra resource material. 0 Find internet tests over the same subject (be careful that your internet source is credible!)
  • 18. Strategies for Test Preparation 3. Flash Cards! 0 Test yourself 0 Make flash cards as you move through the material so you are studying as you go (rather than all of your studying happening right before the test). 0 Test with a friend and discuss answers.
  • 19. Technology for Test Preparation: 1. Flash Card Apps: 0 Flashcards+ 2. Quizlet.com (Create practice tests/flash cards) 3. Khan Academy
  • 20. Questions? www.sssnewsletter.blogspot.com

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