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A DOZEN REASONS TO REVIEW A RETURNED TEST

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 2 Check the point total to make sure it is right. Look for mistakes in grading.

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 3 Know what questions you missed and why you missed them.

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 4 Study the instructor’s comments (especially for essay questions) so you know what is expected next time.

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 5 Look for test flaws the instructor likes to use. Double negatives Absolute qualifiers Wrong reasons

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 6 See if the questions came from the textbook or the lecture. Concentrate on that source for the next test.

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 7 Correct and understand what you missed. It may appear on a later test or the final.

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 8 Analyze the type of problems you missed so you can review strategies for that type of question. T/F? MC? Essay?

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 9 Review to get an idea what kind of test the instructor might give next time.

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 10 Review to put information back into long-term memory.

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 11 You want to ask questions while the test is “fresh.”

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 12 Reviewing gives you a good reason to talk to the professor and show that you want to improve.

Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.8 | 13 Review how you studied for the exam. Look for better ways.

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