Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Learning Skills 5 Coping With Your Assessment Slides


Published on

Learning skills: Topic 5: Coping with Your Assessment

Published in: Education, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Learning Skills 5 Coping With Your Assessment Slides

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