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A.P. U.S. History Mrs. Civitella. Study strategies + Test –Taking strategies Good Grades.

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1 A.P. U.S. History Mrs. Civitella

2 Study strategies + Test –Taking strategies Good Grades

3 The Steps of the Test-Taking Strategy Step 1: Prepare to succeed Step 2:Inspect the instructions Step 3:Read, remember, reduce Step 4:Answer or Abandon Step 5:Turn back Step 6:Estimate Step 7:Survey

4 Step 1: to Succeed P____ your name and ___________ on the test. A____ time and ________ sections. S___ affirmations. S___ within 2 minutes.

5 Step 2: I the instructions R____ instructions carefully. U________ what to do and where to respond. N_____ special requirements.

6 U________ What To Do And W______ To Respond Circle the letter next to the most appropriate choice. Write T in front of statements that are true. Write F in front of statements that are false. Make a + in front of statements that are true. Make - in front of statements that are false.

7 Step 3: R____, R_______, R_____ Read the whole question. Remember what you s______. Reduce the c______.

8 Step 4: A_____ or A______ Answer the question. Abandon the question for the moment.

9 Step 5: T___ Back Turn Back to the questions that you abandoned and answer them. Abandon the question for the moment.

10 Step 6: E________ Avoid absolutes. Choose the longest or most detailed choice. Eliminate similar choices.

11 Absolute Words All No Always None Every Never Only Non-absolute Words Few Most Some Many Seldom Often Sometimes Usually

12 Step 7: S_____ Survey to ensure all questions are answered. Switch an answer only if youre sure.

13 The Steps of the Test-Taking Strategy Step 1: Prepare to succeed Step 2:Inspect the instructions Step 3:Read, remember, reduce Step 4:Answer or Abandon Step 5:Turn back Step 6:Estimate Step 7:Survey

14 I look for ways to use the Test-Taking Strategy everyday. I believe that when I use the Test-Taking Strategy, I will be successful. I believe that use of the Test-Taking Strategy will help me achieve my goal: I look forward to taking tests and using the Test-Taking Strategy. I enjoy using PIRATES and showing what I know on tests. I work through tests easily using PIRATES. When I use the Remember step of PIRATES, answers come to me quickly. I am a successful test-taker when I use PIRATES.

15 Generalization Instruction Orientation Phrase Activation Phase Adaptation Phase Maintenance Phase


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