Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 8.2


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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 8.2

  1. 1. Dealing With Tests Section 8.2: Making the Grade In Your Educational Life Taking Charge: Chapter 8 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Learning How to Learn <ul><li>If you understand HOW to learn, you will retain more material and study more efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Successful strategies will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessen your worries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help you overcome issues such as test anxiety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give you a greater chance at academic success </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Bloom’s Taxonomy <ul><li>Cognitive Domain </li></ul><ul><li>Affective Domain </li></ul><ul><li>Psychomotor Domain </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Learning Styles <ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Aural </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal </li></ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>Logical </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Solitary </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Adult Learners <ul><li>Adults who go to college years after high school </li></ul><ul><li>Often very self motivated and driven because of their life experience </li></ul><ul><li>Should contribute to class discussions to share their different perspective </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Learning Disabilities <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A learning disability is a neurologically based processing problem that can interfere with basic processing skills, such as reading, writing, math, and/or higher level skills, such as organization, time planning, and abstract reasoning. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Multisensory teaching may help students with disabilities because it engages the 3 senses </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Overlearning <ul><li>Increases how much knowledge a person can retain </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you feel more confident on testing day </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. SQ3R <ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Question </li></ul><ul><li>Read </li></ul><ul><li>Recite </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Memory and Your Body <ul><li>Your memory functions when you take care of your body </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Get enough sleep </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eat a balanced diet </li></ul></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Pressure <ul><li>Few things are as stressful to a college student as midterms and final exams </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  11. 11. What is Text Anxiety? <ul><li>Symptoms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profuse sweating, especially on palms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shallow breathing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dizziness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid heartbeat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nausea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Racing thoughts and/or “going blank” </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  12. 12. Coping Strategies <ul><li>Keep a realistic perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Practice deep breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive muscle relaxation </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  13. 13. Best Relief <ul><li>The best relief for text anxiety is proper preparation! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid procrastination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desperation at the night before or last second does not equal inspiration </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  14. 14. Study Strategies <ul><li>Stay up-to-date on class information </li></ul><ul><li>Understand information as you go along </li></ul><ul><li>Read and study in meaningful chunks </li></ul><ul><li>Break study times into manageable time segments </li></ul><ul><li>Mnemonic techniques </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  15. 15. Test Routines <ul><li>Read all directions first </li></ul><ul><li>Preview the test for the big picture </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the easiest parts first </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  16. 16. Test Routines (cont.) <ul><li>Find out if you are penalized for incorrect responses </li></ul><ul><li>In essays, write legibly, organize and support your material </li></ul><ul><li>Leave time to check over the test </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  17. 17. Further Reflection <ul><li>Do you find it easy not to cheat? Why or why not? </li></ul><ul><li>How do your own existing personal study strategies differ from the strategies in this chapter? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  18. 18. Additional Resources <ul><li>Test-Taking Tips & Study Skills </li></ul><ul><li> www.testtakingtips.com </li></ul><ul><li>Test-Taking Strategies </li></ul><ul><li> www.bucks.edu/~specpop/tests.htm </li></ul><ul><li>CampusBlues.com </li></ul><ul><li> www.campusblues.com </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing