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Presentation on theme: "“ACE” THE EXAM TIPS FOR COMPLETING EVALUATIONS SUCCESSFULLY HLSS Student Success."— Presentation transcript:


2 1. Prepare - Get ready 2. Study – Tips and Strategies 3. Action- Complete the Evaluation Topics

3  Let your family and friends know you have homework and study priorities 1.Prepare PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE  Spend time getting yourself and your materials organized – be sure you have notes and review sheets from class

4  Create a study schedule by using a calendar  Put the exam dates in first  Block off other commitments such as classes, work, and family time  Now, in all the time remaining for study and exam prep, put in your exam subjects in chunks of up to 50 minutes 4 1. Prepare

5 2. Study  It is best to study in chunks of 20 to 50 minutes – then take a 5 to 10 minute break  During your break, give your eyes and brain a rest – do something active like walking outside, stretching, or a short burst of exercise  Set an alarm to remind you when your break is over 5

6 2. Study  Keeping the TV on, You tube open, or texting your friends will NOT help you study or remember subject material. Music is also a distraction.  Remember, powerful study strategies will help you be successful. There will be time to relax and be social when your exams are completed  AVOID distractions. Your brain needs all its focus and power to understand and remember your subject material

7 2. Study  Use the tips and review sheets that your teacher has prepared – they will help you spend time on what you need to know  Break it down: What do I need to memorize and what can I figure out?

8 2. Study  The best strategy to rehearse and store info can be found when you ask yourself “How am I going to remember this?”  You will need to look at, think about, play with, and work with the information. Your brain will be ACTIVE.

9 2. Study – Strategies to try  Flash cards – make your own and then test yourself  Read information then summarize out loud - no peeking!  Read information then write it down in short form

10 2. Study – More strategies  Read information then draw a diagram or flow chart  Transform it – if it’s visual, make it verbal, if it is verbal, make a diagram  Look at topics that you struggled with in previous tests and quizzes and focus on fixing the gaps

11 2. Study - Memory Techniques  Make a word with the first letter of the words you need to know  Example:: HOMES can represent The Great Lakes – Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior  Make a sentence with the first letters of each word representing a letter  Example: Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (EGBDF – lines on musical staff)  Be creative – make a poem with words you need to remember

12 2. Study  Look after yourself  Eat healthy foods such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains and protein  Limit the caffeine and sugar you consume  Get plenty of rest  Don’t stay up all night trying to cram before the exam – it won’t work!

13 3. Action – Completing the Evaluation  Bring your tools to the exam such as pen, pencil, calculator, ruler, eraser  No electronic devices are allowed in the exam room unless the teacher has specified a particular device  Leave your coat, cell phone and backpack in your locker – you will be more comfortable without extra things

14 3. Action – Completing the Evaluation  When you get your exam, check to make sure all the pages are there  Look over the format and notice the suggested times for each section  Read the instructions carefully and note where you answers must be placed Relax and Breathe – you studied and you are ready !

15 3. Action – Completing the Evaluation  Start with questions you know best – you will gain confidence for more difficult sections  Be sure to note if there is a choice of questions to complete  In multiple choice, narrow down the choices by rejecting ones you know are incorrect  Always select your best answer in multiple choice – don’t leave any blank

16 3. Action – Completing the Evaluation  Keep an eye on the time; don’t spend too much time on one section. You can always come back to a difficult question later  When you are done, go back and check over all your answers

17 “Ace” the Exam  Don’t stress when the time is done. You have done your best and now you can relax

18 “Ace” the Exam  Congratulations – You have taken the first steps to completing your evaluations successfully by viewing this slide show  Use your strategies and tips for all your future exams, tests and quizzes  Good luck with tests and exams – but if you are prepared, you won’t need the luck!!! HLSS Student Success


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