4 Knowledge Level Questions Require rote memoryFocus on terms, dates, facts, listsTend to be objective (T/F, Multiple Choice, Matching)May be answered with minimal review because you recognize the answer
5 Comprehension Level Questions Requires understanding of the material so you can recognize and use concepts or issues that are rephrased or described differently from the text or lecture.Example: word problems in mathEx: What main thought patterns would you expect to find in a geography textbook?
6 Application Level Questions Requires you to apply the information learned to a new situationExamples: math word problems, further analysis questions in McWhorter
7 Analysis Level Questions Require you see relationships to break down a complex concept into its component partsEx: Describe how each step of the SQ4R reading-study system helps you learn and remember.
8 Synthesis Level Questions Require you to bring separate or related ideas together to form a larger concept, pattern or idea.Describe several study skill strategies that students with your learning style can use to prepare for a major exam
9 Evaluation Level Questions Require you to make judgments about the value or worth of an ideaAre based on both analysis and synthesis of the concepts involvedEx: Which study tools (e.g. highlighting, SQ4R, self-test, summary sheets) will you use to prepare for your ____ mid-term?
10 Creating Level Questions Require you to apply the concepts in a new wayEx: Describe one of your long term goals that you want to accomplish in the next year. Write four short term goals using SMARTR format that will help you achieve it.
11 Advantages of the Five Day Study Plan Organizes your materials for test preparation in manageable chunksPromotes distributed practice, active learning and elaborative rehearsalProvides self-testing to monitor your learningReduces procrastination, cramming and test anxiety
12 Why increase your study time? Poor grades often result from inadequate study timeOne to three hours the night before is insufficientA and B students spend 8 – 10 hours preparing for each college exam: challenging classes require more timeCollege exams may cover 10 to 20 times as much information as high school exams
13 Four steps of the Five day Study Plan Be specific and realisticSet target dates and timesSet up a process for studyingPlan your intrinsic or extrinsic reward
14 Step one: Be specific and realistic Ask: what do I need to review?Make a list of all the topics you need to reviewList the chapters, class lecture notes, homework assignments, lab reports, group projects, quizzes, and other materials covered in class
15 Step Two: Set target dates and times Set specific times for organized review sessions.Ask: what days and times can I study?Mark these times on your weekly calendarMonWedFriSatSun8 – 9 am3 – 4 pm1 – 2 pmpm1 – 3 pm6 – 8 pm
16 Step Three: Set up a process Group the items on your study list into four logical categories or themesYou will review one category on each of the first four daysCreate a plan for reviewing the materialFor each day, identify the times you’ll study and the specific tasks you plan to do during that time.Ex: First review chapter summary, then concept cards & then class notes
17 Review Plan…WednesdayThursday1. Make study sheets for ch b
18 Step Three: ContinuedOn day five, review summary notes on all of the material and quiz yourselfSummary notes consist of materials that need to be reviewed one final time before the test.