Test-Taking Strategies

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, May 1, 2004 - Study Aids - 128 pages
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    THE STUDY SMART SERIES, designed for students from junior high school through lifelong learning programs, teaches skills for research and note-taking, provides exercises to improve  grammar, and reveals secrets for putting these skills together in great essays.
    Test taking is a skill apart from learning course material, a skill every student must acquire in order to survive. Test-Taking Strategies is the book for anyone who has ever dreaded an exam.
    Strategies for taking every kind of test are dealt with—objective tests (multiple choice, true/false, matching), essay tests, and oral exams. The authors also offer help for handling anxiety, explaining relaxation and desensitization techniques that help students control nervousness and keep it from detracting from performance. There are tips for managing time during the test, knowing when to guess, and for pulling answers out of your memory even when the question drew a blank at first glance.
    Essay tests and oral exams are particularly gruesome for most students, and until now there has been very little advice for handling such tests. Test-Taking Strategies includes plenty of advice for developing ideas while under pressure.
 

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Contents

2 What do do About BeforetheTest Worry
14
3 What to Do in the Test Room
19
4 How to Do Your Best on Any Kind of Test
25
5 MultipleChoice Test Strategies
36
6 TrueFalse Exam Strategies
44
7 Matching Questions Strategies
47
8 Verbal Analogy Strategies
49
9 ShortAnswer and FillintheBlank Test Strategies
53
13 Reading Comprehension Test Strategies
72
14 Essay Exam Strategies
75
15 IdentifyandExplain Test Strategies
90
16 Oral Exam Strategies
92
17 OpenBook and TakeHome Exam Strategies
97
Helpful Books Internet Sites and Software
99
MostUsed Exam Direction Words
101
How Most Ideas are Organized Logically
103

10 Vocabulary Test Strategies
56
11 Number Problem Strategies
61
12 Math or Figure Series Test Strategies
67
Some Common English Prefixes Suffixes and Roots
105
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Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson write and publish the newsletter CPA Computer Report. They have written hundreds of articles and more than twenty books including The Author’s Handbook, Good Writing, and The Magazine Writer’s Handbook. They live in Madison, Wisconsin.

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