Test Taking  Chapter 6  Disarm Tests
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Test Taking Chapter 6 Disarm Tests

Tests scores are often given too much power. Grades are:. Used to give power to tests. A measure of how well you do on tests. Grades are not:. Measures of intelligence. Measures of creativity. Measures of what a student has accomplished .

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Test Taking

Chapter 6

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Disarm Tests

Tests scores are often given too much powerGrades are:Used to give power to tests

A measure of how well you do on tests

Grades are not:

Measures of intelligenceMeasures of creativityMeasures of what a student has accomplished

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Before the Test

ReviewDailyWeekly

Major

C

hecklistsFlash cardsPractice tests

Study Groups

Pros and Cons??

Form and conduct study groups effectively

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During the Test

Prepare yourselfArrive early

Make quick notes

Pay attention to verbal directions

Scan the entire test immediatelyEstimate your timeRead directions carefullyAllow “panic” timeAnswer easiest, shortest questions first

Look for context clues

Review answers

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Test Questions

Multiple ChoiceAnswer questions in your head

Read all possible answers

Test possible answers

Eliminate incorrect answers

True/False

Read entire question

Look for qualifiers

Find the devil in the details

Watch for negatives

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Test Questions

Computer-graded

Make sure answers match question

Check test booklet against answer sheet

Watch for stray marksReview answersShort-answerConcentrate on key words and factsBe brief

Overlearn

Open-Book

Organize materials

Write formulas on a separate sheet

Bookmark table of contents and index

Predict what will be covered

Highlight relevant sections

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Test Questions

Matching

Check content in columns

Check for similar wording

Match grammatically similar wordsMatch words that logically completes phrasesCross out items in columns when you are done with them

Essay

What is the question asking you to do?

Make an outline

Get to the point

Avoid “filler” sentences

Write legibly

Write on one side of the paper

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After the Test

Reward yourself appropriatelyBe honest with yourself about how you performed

Analyze the exam

Develop a plan to improve

Ask instructor for input

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Cheating

What is cheating??

Consequences

Learn less

Lose time and moneyStressViolate integrityLowers self-concept

University of Memphis Office of Student Conduct

http://www.memphis.edu/studentconduct/misconduct.htm

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Test Anxiety

The feeling of nervousness and distress experienced before or during an exam.

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Test Anxiety Reactions

Increased heartbeatTense musclesPerspiration

Dry mouth

Inability to make decisions or act

Feeling upsetHaving self-doubt or negative self-talk

Difficulty reading and understanding questions on an exam

Difficulty organizing thoughts

Difficulty recalling or retrieving terms and concepts

Feeling apprehensive or upset

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Causes of Text Anxiety

Lack of preparationPast experiences of performing badly on exams

Focusing too much on the outcome of the exam

Focusing too much on how other classmates are doing

Outside distractions

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Text Anxiety Solutions

Yell “Stop!”Dispute your thoughtsPraise yourself

Consider the worst

Breathe

Describe sensationsExercise aerobicallyGet helpUniversity of Memphis – CCLT http://www.memphis.edu/cpcc/outreach.php