Secrets 2 Success             Test Taking Skills                                             1                            ...
Test Taking00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Prepare      • Test                                          ...
PREPARE00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      •   Study      •   Arrive 15 minutes early                         ...
Study Planning00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Are you a good studier           – Do you take note of the...
Study Planning00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Be very specific in dates and times           – Topic     ...
SQ3R00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Survey      • Question                                             1...
Survey      • The title, headings, and subheadings00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Captions under picture...
Questions00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Turn the title, headings, and/or subheadings        into questi...
Read      • Look for answers to the questions you first raised;00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Answer qu...
Recite00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Ask yourself questions about what you have just read        or sum...
Review00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Friends      • Flashcards                                         ...
Results00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • It does take more time initially      • For most people it saves ...
TEST      • Always talk to the teacher individually00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011        in their office befor...
REVIEW00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Look for missed questions      • Check Scantron for missed answers...
Specific Kinds of Tests00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Online Tests           – Know the format of the t...
Specific Kinds of Tests00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • True False           1. The entire sentence must ...
Multiple Choice00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      •   Eliminate the wrong answers      •   Look for the main ...
Multiple Choice00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Opposite Statements      • Avoid absolutes/ look for qual...
Short Answer00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • One main point      • 2-3 sentences at most                 ...
Open Book00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • APPLICATION      • Be familiar with where materials are in     ...
Essay00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Read directions looking for key        words                       ...
Essay00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011      • Outline           – Strong introductory sentence that states       ...
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Study planning (1)

  1. 1. Secrets 2 Success Test Taking Skills 1 200 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 Study Planning 4
  2. 2. Test Taking00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Prepare • Test 1 • Review 2 4
  3. 3. PREPARE00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Study • Arrive 15 minutes early 1 2 • Get comfortable • Breathe!! 4
  4. 4. Study Planning00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Are you a good studier – Do you take note of the setting? 1 – Do you use a variety of study techniques? – Do you organize and condense 2 4 notes/assignments? – Do you review past notes? – Do you review the Syllabus?
  5. 5. Study Planning00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Be very specific in dates and times – Topic 1 – Chapter, pages, vocabulary words. • Be Realistic 2 4 – Know yourself. • Be good to yourself – Always reward yourself with something valuable.
  6. 6. SQ3R00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Survey • Question 1 • Read 2 • Recite • Review 4
  7. 7. Survey • The title, headings, and subheadings00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Captions under pictures, charts, graphs or maps 1 • Review questions or teacher-made study guides 2 • Introductory and concluding paragraphs • Summary 4
  8. 8. Questions00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Turn the title, headings, and/or subheadings into questions; • Read questions at the end of the chapters or 1 after each subheading; • Ask yourself, "What did my instructor say 2 assigned?" • Ask yourself, "What do I already know about this subject?" 4 about this chapter or subject when it was
  9. 9. Read • Look for answers to the questions you first raised;00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Answer questions at the beginning or end of chapters or study guides • Reread captions under pictures, graphs, etc. 1 2 • Note all the underlined, italicized, bold printed words or phrases • Study graphic aids 4 • Reduce your speed for difficult passages • Stop and reread parts which are not clear • Read only a section at a time and recite after each section
  10. 10. Recite00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Ask yourself questions about what you have just read or summarize, in your own words, what you read • Take notes from the text but write the information in 1 2 your own words (1/3 legnth) • Underline or highlight important points youve just read • Use the method of recitation which best suits your 4 particular learning style but remember, the more senses you use the more likely you are to remember what you read - i.e., • Write it down, Write it down, Write it down, Write it down
  11. 11. Review00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Friends • Flashcards 1 2 • Incorporate as many different kinds of learning as you can. • Continually 4
  12. 12. Results00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • It does take more time initially • For most people it saves time over the 1 2 course of the class. • More importantly it saves stress, which 4 improves test scores dramatically
  13. 13. TEST • Always talk to the teacher individually00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 in their office before a test. • Read carefully 1 – Decide what kind of question this is • Survey the exam 2 – Answer the Multiple choice last. – Go with the best answer. 4 – Answer the questions you know first.
  14. 14. REVIEW00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Look for missed questions • Check Scantron for missed answers 1 2 and missing questions. • Change answers only if you know you 4 made a mistake – Or if you find information on the test that leads to a different answer . –
  15. 15. Specific Kinds of Tests00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Online Tests – Know the format of the testing 1 – Be familiar with the testing facility – Know the program 2 4 – Know the time
  16. 16. Specific Kinds of Tests00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • True False 1. The entire sentence must be True or the whole sentence is false. Even if one 1 very small part of a sentence is false, the sentence is false. 2 2. Drop the negative 3. Qualifiers 4 Always, Never, Sometimes, Often, Rarely
  17. 17. Multiple Choice00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Eliminate the wrong answers • Look for the main vocabulary word 1 2 • Create a scenario / true false • Check Grammar • Check for way out answers 4
  18. 18. Multiple Choice00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Opposite Statements • Avoid absolutes/ look for qualifiers 1 2 • If you know 2 answers are correct look for all of the above 4
  19. 19. Short Answer00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • One main point • 2-3 sentences at most 1 2 • More is not always better 4
  20. 20. Open Book00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • APPLICATION • Be familiar with where materials are in 1 2 the book. • Use brief quotes and be ready to add 4 your own thoughts.
  21. 21. Essay00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Read directions looking for key words 1 2 – Compare – Contrast 4 – Summarize – View point
  22. 22. Essay00 11 0 010 1 01 0 110 1 00 01 01 00 1 011 • Outline – Strong introductory sentence that states 1 answer and gives supporting information . – Supporting point 1 2 – Supporting point 2 – Supporting point 3 4 – Strong conclusion that restates answer.

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