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Copy of making a practice test97

  1. 2. Practice Tests <ul><li>One of the most proven strategies , yet least used way to study for a test is to make a practice test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When making a practice test, you have the opportunity to check to see how much you know and what you will have to study still </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. Practice Tests <ul><li>Practice tests have many benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They help one to anticipate what the test may look like, reducing anxiety and stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They check what you as a student know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By writing out practice questions allows you to better understand the material and repeated review it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By practicing, it improves you confidence and positive attitude </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Practice Tests <ul><li>Guidelines for making practice tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find out what kind of questions will there be on the test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at the syllabus for clues, old tests, and even ask the teacher </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Practice Tests <ul><li>When writing practice questions you can do the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn the section headings in the book into questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take sections of related pieces and write questions based on their relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take the main ideas in your notes and turn them into questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask your teacher for a couple sample questions </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Practice Tests <ul><li>Recording Questions /Answers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record them on flash cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record on paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record with an audio file </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Practice Tests <ul><ul><li>When answer practice test questions there are three options: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Answer them as you write them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Answer them later, using notes and readings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use it as a practice test without using notes or references </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Practice Tests <ul><li>Reviewing for Test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be really effective, practice questions should be reviewed periodically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at flash cards during lunch, down periods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to audio files using mp3 players or ipods </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Practice Tests <ul><li>Reviewing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change the order of the questions so the information is not learned in particular order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixing the questions up enables you to check to see if you are learning the information </li></ul></ul>