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1 B/Z/M1005 - F 06 - Lec 25 Today’s theme: test-taking skills What should you do during the exam? –Bring sharp pencils, good erasers –Spend a proportionate.

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1 1 B/Z/M F 06 - Lec 25 Today’s theme: test-taking skills What should you do during the exam? –Bring sharp pencils, good erasers –Spend a proportionate amount of time on each section –Answer questions in this order: First easy, then hard First high point value, then low point value –Answer ALL questions – partial credit is your friend –Write legibly

2 2 B/Z/M F 06 - Lec 25 Today’s theme: test-taking skills What should you do during the exam? –Read EVERY word (watch for “NOT” and “EXCEPT,” codon or anticodon, etc.) Read EVERY choice! Answer EVERY part! Don’t assume you know what it is asking –Ask me to explain questions that are not clear. –If there’s time, cover your answers and rework problems. –Look for careless mistakes.

3 3 B/Z/M F 06 - Lec 25 Today’s theme: test-taking skills What should you do during the exam? –Second-guessing is usually BAD. In general: Change your first answer only IF you’re sure it was wrong (e.g. you misread the question) –Double-check your scantron Did you forget to bubble any in? Did you accidentally “double-bubble”?


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