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Test Taking  101
What is test anxiety? <ul><li>Test anxiety can be summed up as a condition where someone experiences distress prior to, du...
What is test anxiety? <ul><li>Mind shifts </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration fades </li></ul><ul><li>“ Draw a blank” </li></u...
Three Phases of Test Taking <ul><li>Before:  Preparatory   Phase </li></ul><ul><li>During:  Executing   Phase </li></ul><u...
Preparatory Phase <ul><li>Avoid cramming </li></ul><ul><li>Break notes down and review them regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Do...
Execution Phase <ul><li>Look over the ENTIRE test </li></ul><ul><li>Read each question carefully and determine what kind o...
Types of Questions <ul><li>True/False </li></ul><ul><li>Essay Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><l...
True or False <ul><li>If part is false… ITS ALL FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>Unconditional words such as ALWAYS are usually fal...
Essay Question <ul><li>Read the prompt carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Circle verbs and keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Create an o...
Essay Question <ul><li>Analyze  -- Break into separate parts & discuss each part </li></ul><ul><li>Explain  – Make idea cl...
Multiple Choice Question <ul><li>Finish Statement before looking at answers </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate distracters </li><...
Open Book <ul><li>Require preparation beforehand </li></ul><ul><li>Placing post-it notes or paperclips to mark pages of im...
Sentence Completion <ul><li>Review facts prior to test </li></ul><ul><li>Use your test </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Answers m...
Reflection Phase <ul><li>Analyze your test performance  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What questions did you breeze through?  ...
Midterms
What are midterms? <ul><li>Midterms are exams that take place in the middle of the semester. </li></ul><ul><li>Not all pro...
When are midterms? <ul><li>October 5 th  – 12 th   </li></ul>
When do I start to prepare for midterms? <ul><li>Start now!! </li></ul><ul><li>It is never to early to start. </li></ul><u...
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Test taking 101

  1. 1. Test Taking 101
  2. 2. What is test anxiety? <ul><li>Test anxiety can be summed up as a condition where someone experiences distress prior to, during or after taking an exam. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is test anxiety? <ul><li>Mind shifts </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration fades </li></ul><ul><li>“ Draw a blank” </li></ul><ul><li>Make excessive careless mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Anxious </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes skip words and jump from line-to-line </li></ul><ul><li>Abandon test taking strategies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Three Phases of Test Taking <ul><li>Before: Preparatory Phase </li></ul><ul><li>During: Executing Phase </li></ul><ul><li>After: Reflection Phase </li></ul>
  5. 5. Preparatory Phase <ul><li>Avoid cramming </li></ul><ul><li>Break notes down and review them regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Do your homework until you are confident with the material </li></ul><ul><li>Ask about the test </li></ul><ul><li>Create review tools </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study group, flash cards, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Eat and Sleep properly </li></ul><ul><li>Stay Positive! </li></ul><ul><li>Relax! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Execution Phase <ul><li>Look over the ENTIRE test </li></ul><ul><li>Read each question carefully and determine what kind of question it is </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help with interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Edit, Check, and Proofread your work </li></ul>
  7. 7. Types of Questions <ul><li>True/False </li></ul><ul><li>Essay Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Open Book </li></ul><ul><li>Sentence Completion </li></ul>
  8. 8. True or False <ul><li>If part is false… ITS ALL FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>Unconditional words such as ALWAYS are usually false </li></ul><ul><li>Conditional words such as SOMETIMES are usually true </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of double negatives </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: The ostrich has never been unable to fly. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Essay Question <ul><li>Read the prompt carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Circle verbs and keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Create an outline </li></ul><ul><li>Answer question in first statement then support that statement </li></ul><ul><li>Limit each paragraph to one main idea </li></ul><ul><li>Use correct grammar and punctuation – this means no slang </li></ul><ul><li>Re-read answer before submitting test </li></ul>
  10. 10. Essay Question <ul><li>Analyze -- Break into separate parts & discuss each part </li></ul><ul><li>Explain – Make idea clear; show how idea developed; give reasons for an event. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate -- Give your opinion or cite the opinion of an expert. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include evidence to support the evaluation. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summarize -- Give a brief, concise account, incl. conclusions. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe -- Give a detailed account; list characteristics, qualities & parts. </li></ul><ul><li>Define -- Give the meaning (usually specific to course/subj); usually brief. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare -- Examine 2 or more things. Identify similarities. </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast -- Examine 2 or more things. Identify differences. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Multiple Choice Question <ul><li>Finish Statement before looking at answers </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate distracters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the answers you know could not possibly be true </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Change answers only when you are sure </li></ul>
  12. 12. Open Book <ul><li>Require preparation beforehand </li></ul><ul><li>Placing post-it notes or paperclips to mark pages of importance </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sentence Completion <ul><li>Review facts prior to test </li></ul><ul><li>Use your test </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Answers may be located in other questions on the test </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Reflection Phase <ul><li>Analyze your test performance </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What questions did you breeze through? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What questions were harder? Why? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What can you do to improve next time? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tutoring? Better Study Schedule? Go to class more often? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Reward yourself! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Midterms
  16. 16. What are midterms? <ul><li>Midterms are exams that take place in the middle of the semester. </li></ul><ul><li>Not all professors have midterms. Check your syllabus. </li></ul><ul><li>Some midterms are not test but instead projects or research papers! </li></ul>
  17. 17. When are midterms? <ul><li>October 5 th – 12 th </li></ul>
  18. 18. When do I start to prepare for midterms? <ul><li>Start now!! </li></ul><ul><li>It is never to early to start. </li></ul><ul><li>You should keep up with your assignments in class. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This will prevent cramming. </li></ul></ul>

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