True False Tests O Qualifiers: seldom, often, may, unlikely, many, probably, a majority, and sometimes These phrases are often true.
True False Tests O Double negatives. Example: not uncommon means common.
Multiple Choice Exam s O Know how much time you have O Read the entire question O Answer the easiest questions first
Multiple Choice Example Which of the following statements best characterizes delivery reliability? A company that… a. delivers on the same day of the week b. delivers at the promised time c. delivers more frequently than its competitors d. delivers faster than its competitors
Multiple Choice Exam s O Read the questions – answer without looking at the choices O Decide which choice most closely matches your initial response
Multiple Choice Exam O Mark out answers you KNOW are incorrect O Always guess unless you are penalized
Multiple Choice Exams O Do not change your first response unless you are sure it is incorrect O Look for answers which use familiar language
Essay Exams At the exam: O First- read all the questions O Answer easiest question first O Manage your time O Use a pencil
Essay Exams At the exam: O Write down what you know about the topic, including key terms O Organize what you write O Your answers should inform & persuade
Essay Exams Think in Threes O Include three main points about the topic O Support each point with three specific details.
Essay Exams Cont. O Analyze O Compare O Contrast O Define O Describe O Diagram O Evaluate O Explain O Interpret O Justify O List O Outline O Summarize Look for a direction word
Short Answer Test O Provide a definition or a short description O Flash cards can be beneficial – Quizlet.com O Do not leave an answer blank O These tests will ask you to: O Define O Identify O List O Name
**Activity** The Story of Billy and Tom An Inference Check
References O Downing, S. 2008. On course: Strategies for creating success in college and in life. 5th edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. O Walther, D. R. 1994. Toolkit for college success. Belmont: International Thomson Publishing. O Muskingum College. (2010). Learning Strategies Database. Retrieved January 16, 2011, from Muskingum College: www.muskingum.edu/~cal/database/general/index.html. O Begley, S. (2011). Can you build a better brain. Retrieved January 16, 2011, from Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/2011/01/03/can-you-build-a- better-brain.html.
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