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1 Presented by: Michael Frizell, Director The Writing Center & Supplemental Instruction Missouri State University

2 265 to pass As long as necessary Section Waivers 235 to pass 2 years for retakes

3 Lowest Score (theoretically) 80 Highest Score (theoretically) 540

4 C-BaseEnglish 409 Writing 428 Mathematics 274 Science 353 Social Studies 334 “My Information” Scroll down to C-Base section “Advisement”

5 The C-Base is a criterion-referenced test Measures how a student master’s a set of skills, not how well a student scores against other students. Social Studies American HistoryGeography Science Earth ScienceBiology Mathematics Basic MathAlgebra, some Geometry English Writing Reading & Literature FOUR AREAS:

6 Admission Ticket/Letter Photo ID Two or more #2 Pencils Basic Calculator Watch Layers of Clothing Directions to Test Site

7 Food Drink Scientific Calculator Bad Attitude

8 I have visible signs of nervousness such as sweaty palms, shaky hands, and so on right before a test. I have “butterflies” in my stomach before a test. I feel nauseated before a test. I read through the test and feel that I do not know any of the answers. I panic before and during a test. My mind goes blank during a test. I remember the information that I blanked on once I get out of the testing situation. I have trouble sleeping the night before a test. I make mistakes on easy questions or put answers in the wrong places. I have difficulty choosing answers.

9 Some is needed No excuses Change negativity Prepare Body Take Control Visit Test Site

10 AVOID Large Meals CaffeineSmoking Altering Your Routine INCREASE Movement Good Foods Positive Thoughts

11 Day 9 Gather any old tests available and study guides in one place. Divide the material into FOUR EQUAL PARTS: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies. Schedule study time! 45 minutes per day. Day 8 Thoroughly review all material for the ENGLISH section. Write study sheets using your notes and text book in your own words. Identify main points within this area. Draw visual aides for clarity. Ask yourself questions about the material and quiz yourself. Go to the WRITING CENTER to practice the essay. Day 7 Repeat instructions, this time reviewing Mathematics. Go the MATH LAB with sample problems.

12 Day 6 Repeat for Science Section. Visit MATH LAB with problems. Day 5 Repeat for part Social Studies Section. Visit WRITING CENTER for essay. Day 4 Schedule two 45 minutes sessions with a 15 minute break. Review English and Mathematics. Day 3 Schedule two 45 minutes sessions with a 15 minute break. Review Science and Social Studies. Day 2 Schedule one 45 minute session. Focus on the PROBLEM AREA (you’ll know by now which one).

13 DAY 1 Do something fun! Sleep well! DON’T STUDY!

14 Dress Eat! Take everything needed Don’t arrive too early! Talk to no one before …or after!

15 HOURS Call for Appointment! C-Base Practice starts on the half hour! Appointment with consultants begins after 40 minutes of writing. You may receive appointment with appointment listed as top of the hour, however, due to the limits of the system.

16 Call! HOURS 9 AM – 7 PM M, T, TH 9 AM – 9 PM W 9 AM – 3 PM F Authors Poetry Literature Movements History Writing Grammar Punctuation Structure Reading Mood Style Tone Subject

17 General Math Geometry Algebra

18 Biology Basics Cells Key Words and Ideas Chemistry Basics Graphs and Charts Metrics Physics Earth Science Scientific Notation Basic Concepts

19 Government United States Concepts Geography Major landmarks Maps, etc. History United States Major time periods

20 Michael Frizell Director Missouristate.edu Meyer Library 1 st Floor Web: Writingcenter. Missouristate.edu THANK YOU!


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