2 Early (At least 1 week before) Rewrite Class NotesAdd Textbook Information to Class NotesMake Flash CardsListen Carefully for Direction and/or Hints from the Professor2
3 Middle (3-4 Days before) Do Study Guide and Review Questions Get Help from your Instructor and/or TutorsListen Carefully for Directions and/or Hints from the Professor3
4 Late (1 Day or less) Find out what you know Study what you do not know 4
5 Things to Remember Get a good night’s sleep before the test Don’t drink too much caffeine before the testBring some hard candy with you - it can calm your nervesRemember - One bad grade does not determine your grade for the course
9 Follow Directions Carefully Multiple choiceChoose the one best answer if instructed.Mark answers on test then transfer onto Scantron.Use a # 2 pencil if instructed.True-FalseAny tricks to these? Are you marking the test correctly? T - or True? F - or False?Short AnswerHow much should you write? Some instructors expect a fact for each point. Find out how your instructor grades.
10 Multiple Choice Questions Some Tips Read the questionRead all the choicesEliminate wrong choices XChoose the best answerPut a check mark next to any question you are not confident is correct √Don’t second guess6
11 Multiple Choice Questions More Hints Use an index card to hide all but one line of the text in the question. This will help you focushelp prevent anticipating the questionslow down your reading to give yourself time to think
12 Essay Read the question carefully Underline key points Answer the question askedProofread8
13 Other Types of Questions Short AnswerCompare and ContrastList the StepsDraw and LabelRelate Structure to Function9
14 Short Answer - Read Carefully Name three characteristics of all living things Underline the important words!
15 Question: What is meant by resolving power? is determined by the amount and physical properties of the visible light that enters the microscope.What’s wrong with this student’s answer?
16 Question: What is meant by resolving power? Important words:Resolving power – What about resolving power?What is meant by “meant by”?
17 Compare and Contrast List facts in columns Write an opening statement Summary statement10
18 Hint - Compare and Contrast These are similar because…ContrastThese are different because ...cellcell
19 List the Steps Write down known facts Sequence facts Write thesis statementList information in logical orderSummary statement11
20 Draw and Label Make a rough sketch Add as many details as possible 12
21 Relate Structure to Function The function of the plasma membrane is _________It is able to carry out this function because of the following structures: ___________
22 Once Again! Things to Remember Get a good night’s sleep before the testOne bad grade does not determine your grade for the courseDon’t drink too much caffeine before the testBring some hard candy with you - it can calm your nerves
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