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Workshop Exam Preparation FSS+ Study Session

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Workshop Objectives Identify key components of exam planning. Make a refinement amongst retention and understanding. "learning undertaking" and "reactivation". Study tips. Test taking tips and methodologies. Unwinding! However, FIRST AN ACTIVITY!

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Memorizing: When do you know you are prepared? How would you know when you have sufficiently retained and are prepared to take the exam? Gathering Teaching Reciting Writing

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Quick Study Tips Adapted from "Making your imprint" Be readied Do your homework Review Regularly, make rundown sheets Study weakest subjects first Ask for Take hone tests, most course books have online segments. You may even locate some online inquiries on your ACTUAL exam. Continuously go to the last class Remember to get enough rest, work out… .and water.

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Test Taking Strategies Multiple Choice-Study early You NEED to retain, concentrate on points of interest, yet recollect that, you MUST get it. Most M/C inquiries are rethought from data exhibited in the reading material. Comprehend, pay consideration on terms, ideas, and attach these to occasions, and perceptions - these are the commonplace M/C q\'s If there are tables in your course book/class KNOW THEM. Make your own particular records and tables, they work truly well for this sort of test Study painstakingly as M/C tests particular subtle elements. TIP: Try and answer the inquiry before you take a gander at the answer. Regardless of the fact that you see the right reply in an) or b) ALWAYS read every one of the answers as there perhaps one that may be "all the more" right. Play close thoughtfulness regarding negative and twofold negative inquiries. In the event that you spend over one moment gazing at an inquiry, skip it and do a reversal. Keep in mind: the answer is there.

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Test Taking Strategies Multiple Choice Cont\'d If you aren\'t certain of an answer, ensure you first check off the answers that you know aren\'t right. This will help you clear your leader of the distracter answers. In the event that you see "the majority of the above" or "none of above" Go through the answers and put a check mark alongside anybody that is right, on the off chance that you have two that are right, then pick the greater part of the above, on the off chance that you have no check stamps then pick nothing from what was just mentioned. On the off chance that you see a few answers that are FOR SURE right and some that are FOR SURE wrong, then you know it can\'t be "the majority of the above" or "nothing from what was just mentioned", now, pick the answer that best fits with the inquiry.

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Test Taking Strategies Multiple Choice cont\'d If you truly aren\'t certain the answer attempt these methodologies: Words like "dependably", "never", are normally more averse to be correct contrasted with words like "for the most part" or "presumably" The longest answer is typically the right one. Search for verbal affiliations If you are still stuck: picked "B" or \'C\', most profs like to "shroud" the right reply between wrong ones If you saw two clashing answers, the answer presumably one of them. Keep in mind to make an informed theory!

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Test Taking Strategies Short Answer-Pointed, particular inquiries Make beyond any doubt you compose what it is, use appropriate wording (half) and state the noteworthiness (half). In the event that you have a decision between answers Choose the one(s) that you KNOW, not the ones you believe are harder. You don\'t get additional focuses for "harder" definitions. Utilize the right vocabulary. Eg. "political on-screen characters" versus "Individuals in legislative issues" If your prof says that point structure is alright to utilize, ensure your point structure is in full sentences, DO NOT just scribble down single word answers (unless obviously they SPECIFICALLY instruct you to)

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Test Taking Strategies Long Answer Questions-normally Broad inquiries You should UNDERSTAND and have the capacity to review data Remember that exam exposition questions require the same structure as some other sort of article. Ensure you have a contention and proposal that answers the inquiry being asked of you. Twofold space your work, and compose perfectly. This will make it less demanding to peruse (and therefore a more content marker) and in the event that you have to embed any progressions, you will have the space. Express everything about, individual, occasion, subject, and debate that is applicable to the point, this will demonstrate the TA or Prof that you realize what you are discussing. Notice readings, thinks about, articles, details, and speculations talked about in class. Imagine that the markers knows nothing about the subject, be clear and succinct. In your finishing up section, ensure you answer the inquiry. Rehash your article when you are done.

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Test Taking Strategies Take home exams These exams are typically stamped harder than sit-down exams since you have the advantage of time. Utilize course notes, readings, and your course book as a beginning ground. As a rule, Profs don\'t require a ton of outside exploration, yet ensure you check! Give careful consideration to spelling and linguistic use, they check! Ensure you have a cover sheet and list of sources refer to all your course material, notes and addresses.

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General Tips Go to class particularly the last few classes. This is the point at which the prof will typically diagram the exam organization, and give indications and tips. Normally data that is underscored in class will be found in short and long replies, where as particular course reading material will be in the M/C. See your TA on the off chance that you have any inquiries, bring your midterm and run over it with them, they for the most part will let you know what they are searching for, and how to enhance your next exam. Take a gander at your midterms, figure out the sorts of inquiries the prof likes to inquire. Finals are typically the same as midterms, simply more J If you are stuck on the short/long answers backtrack to the m/c inquiries to attempt and refresh your memory. You can once in a while get right spelling of names, and a few dates there as well! Continuously answer the simple inquiries to begin with, get them off the beaten path before you handle harder ones! KNOW THE TIME AND PLACE OF YOUR EXAM, ARRIVE EARLY!!! BRING YOUR STUDENT CARD!!!

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Before and toward the Beginning of the Exam Make beyond any doubt you go to the washroom and eat before your exam. Attempt and keep your life moderately quiet the amid your exam period Know the time, date and place. Bring your understudy card. A few profs won\'t give you a chance to compose your exam without it. Compose your name on everything toward the starting! Perused the guidelines precisely, listen to your prof toward the start of the exam, answer just what you need to, you don\'t get additional focuses for noting more. Scantron-ensure you bubble the right reply, and dependably circle the right reply in your exam book. Go over your answer sheet when you are done. Perused over the short and long replies before you begin the M/C. Scribble down any data you can rapidly review then retreat to the M/C If you are befuddled around an inquiry attempt and rethink it in your own words. Try not to be reluctant to approach your educator or TA for illumination of an inquiry.

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Time Management in the Exam Use all the time you are given and measure it as needs be Eg. in the event that your exam is: 4 short replies (worth 10% every), 1 long reply (worth 60%) you ought to invest 10% of your energy in every short answer and 60% on the long reply. On the off chance that you are REALLY coming up short on time (like under 5 minutes) use point structure, you may not get all out focuses, but rather this is superior to anything none by any means!

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Relaxation During an exam, on the off chance that you feel at on edge or anxious: Take a profound relax. Stay quiet, pause for a moment think about an inquiry that is bringing about you push or skip it.

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References "Post-Exam Reorganization" booklet. Moncion, Stephanie. "Taking Exams." HSC Mentoring Center 2004-2005. "Workshop: Preparing for Exams" Access Service, Student Academic Success Service. August 2006. Fraser, Lisa. Making your imprint. Port Perry: LDF Publishing, 2003.

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