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1 Becoming a Master Student Chapter 6 Tests-- opportunities opportunities to demonstrate to demonstrate your mastery your mastery

2 Becoming a Master Student Disarm tests Grades (A to F) give power to tests

3 Becoming a Master Student Disarm tests Grades are not a measure of self-worth Misconceptions Grades (A to F) give power to tests

4 Becoming a Master Student Disarm tests Grades are not a measure of self-worth Grades are not a measure of intelligence Misconceptions Grades (A to F) give power to tests

5 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test

6 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 1: Manage review time October

7 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 1: Manage review time – Daily reviews October

8 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 1: Manage review time – Daily reviews – Weekly reviews October

9 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 1: Manage review time – Daily reviews – Weekly reviews – Major reviews October

10 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 2: Create review tools

11 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 2: Create review tools – Study checklists

12 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 2: Create review tools – Study checklists – Mind map summary sheets

13 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 2: Create review tools – Study checklists – Mind map summary sheets – Flash cards photosynthesis

14 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 3: Plan a strategy

15 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 3: Plan a strategy – Do a dry run

16 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 3: Plan a strategy – Do a dry run – Ask instructor what to expect

17 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 3: Plan a strategy – Do a dry run – Ask instructor what to expect – Get copies of old exams

18 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 4: As you begin

19 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 4: As you begin – Arrive early

20 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 4: As you begin – Arrive early – Do a relaxation exercise

21 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 4: As you begin – Arrive early – Do a relaxation exercise – Pay attention to verbal directions

22 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 4: As you begin – Scan the whole test

23 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 4: As you begin – Scan the whole test – Evaluate the importance of each section

24 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 4: As you begin – Scan the whole test – Evaluate the importance of each section – Read the directions slowly

25 Becoming a Master Student What to do before the test Step 4: As you begin – Scan the whole test – Evaluate the importance of each section – Read the directions slowly – Jot down memory aids

26 Becoming a Master Student What to do during the test ¬ Relax ­ Answer easiest questions first ° Use memory techniques ± Pace yourself

27 Becoming a Master Student Multiple choice questions l Are more than one answer correct l Answer questions in your head first l Mark questions you can’t answer and come back to them l Read all answers to each question before selecting one

28 Becoming a Master Student True/false questions l Answer quickly l Read carefully l Look for qualifiers

29 Becoming a Master Student True/false questions l Answer quickly l Read carefully l Look for qualifiers – all – most – sometimes – never – rarely

30 Becoming a Master Student Machine-graded tests  The answer you mark must correspond to the question  Do not make stray marks on the answer sheet

31 Becoming a Master Student Open-book tests l Write down formulas l Place post-it notes or paper clips on important pages l Number your class notes and write a short table of contents

32 Becoming a Master Student Short answer/fill-in-the-blank tests l Usually asking for definitions or short descriptions l Concentrate on key words and facts l Be brief

33 Becoming a Master Student Short answer/fill-in-the-blank tests l Usually asking for definitions or short descriptions l Concentrate on key words and facts l Be brief

34 Becoming a Master Student Essay questions 2 Find out what the question is asking 2 Know standard essay question words 2 Make a quick outline

35 Becoming a Master Student Essay questions 2 Get to the point quick-- forget introductions 2 Include part of the question in your answer 2 Expand your answer with supporting ideas and facts

36 Becoming a Master Student Essay style

37 Becoming a Master Student Essay style Write legibly

38 Becoming a Master Student Essay style Write legiblyBe brief

39 Becoming a Master Student Essay style Write legiblyBe brief Use a pen

40 Becoming a Master Student Essay style Write legiblyBe brief Use one side of paper only Use a pen

41 Becoming a Master Student Words to watch for in essay questions

42 Becoming a Master Student Words to watch for in essay questions analyze prove outline illustrate describe trace enumerate explain

43 Becoming a Master Student Words to watch for in essay questions analyze evaluate prove outline illustrate discuss describe trace enumerate relate interpret define explain state

44 Becoming a Master Student Ways to predict test questions  Have a separate section in your notebook labeled “Test Questions”

45 Becoming a Master Student Ways to predict test questions  Have a separate section in your notebook labeled “Test Questions” Test Questions

46 Becoming a Master Student Ways to predict test questions  Have a separate section in your notebook labeled “Test Questions”  Ask your instructor to describe the test

47 Becoming a Master Student Ways to predict test questions  Have a separate section in your notebook labeled “Test Questions”  Ask your instructor to describe the test

48 Becoming a Master Student Ways to predict test questions  Watch for clues from instructor during class

49 Becoming a Master Student Ways to predict test questions  Watch for clues from instructor during class  Readings covered extensively in class

50 Becoming a Master Student Ways to predict test questions  Watch for clues from instructor during class  Readings covered extensively in class  Put yourself in your instructor's head

51 Becoming a Master Student Ways to predict test questions  Save all quizzes, papers, lab sheets, and graded material  Practice working problem using different variables  Brainstorm test questions with other students

52 Becoming a Master Student Ways to predict test questions  Lookout for

53 Becoming a Master Student Ways to predict test questions  Lookout for “This material will be on the test!”

54 Becoming a Master Student Finally, let go of test anxiety

55 Becoming a Master Student Let go of test anxiety Deal with your THOUGHTS

56 Becoming a Master Student Let go of test anxiety l Deal with your FEELINGS l Deal with your THOUGHTS

57 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with thoughts l Yell “Stop!”

58 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with thoughts l Yell “Stop!”

59 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with thoughts l Yell “Stop!” l Daydream

60 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with thoughts l Yell “Stop!” l Daydream l Visualize success

61 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with thoughts l Yell “Stop!” l Daydream l Visualize success l Focus

62 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with thoughts l Yell “Stop!” l Daydream l Visualize success l Focus l Praise yourself

63 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with thoughts l Yell “Stop!” l Daydream l Visualize success l Focus l Praise yourself l Consider the worst

64 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with feelings

65 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with feelings Breathe

66 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with feelings BreatheScanYourBody

67 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with feelings BreatheScanYourBodyTenseandRelax

68 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with feelings BreatheScanYourBodyTenseandRelaxUseGuidedImagery

69 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with feelings BreatheScanYourBodyTenseandRelaxUseGuidedImagery

70 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with feelings DescribeIt

71 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with feelings DescribeItBewithItExerciseAerobically

72 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with feelings DescribeItBewithItExerciseAerobically

73 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with feelings DescribeItBewithItExerciseAerobicallyGetHelp

74 Becoming a Master Student Dealing with feelings DescribeItBewithItExerciseAerobicallyGetHelp

75 Becoming a Master Student Remember... Tests are only opportunities opportunities to demonstrate to demonstrate your mastery! your mastery!


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