Study skills for elementary kids can be useful in the long run. Do you remember what happens when you are not ready to take a test? When you didn’t study? Yes, you failed. What is so different now that you are in college? Nothing really. The same skills applied to you now. Well the only difference is that, what you are about to read is something your teacher forgot to tell you.
Exam Study Skills.
Who doesn’t want to have the same type of test every time? That way you wouldn’t have to study. You would know about the content, what type of test to expect; matching, true-false, essay, multiple choice, etc. Unfortunately this is not going to happen. Professors want to test their students differently and have their own style for writing your exams. If you want to be a successful student you need to know the differences among testing techniques and know what to look for when dealing with each type of tests. But don’t forget that just because you know all type of tests doesn’t make you an expert and there’s no substitute for studying if you don’t study this tips will not help you. So keep that in mind as you read.
Improve Test Taking Skills.
Improving your test taking skills is something that takes time and practice. And let’s face it is not an easy task. Most of us want to have a multiple choice test, whereas someone else wants to have the true-false questions. Whatever you want or like you need to know that there are some strategies to be successful and get an A+
Strategies for Matching Questions:
This type of questions usually want you to know about dates, places, vocabulary or people. Look for this clues:
Read the directions carefully just like you would with any test.
Read each column before you answer.
Match what you know first, always.
Look for logical clues.
Cross off information that is already used.
Eliminate answers you might not know.
Strategies for True-False questions:
Pretty obvious, tests ask if a statement is true or false. This type of questions can be some of the trickiest questions ever, and of course your professor wants you think. There is a 50/50 chance of answering correctly but you can figure it out. Read the following:
Read each statement carefully.
Watch for key words in each sentence; for example negatives.
Remember that if any part of a statement is false the entire statement is false.
Pay attention to the words that may indicate you that a statement is false, such as “never,” “all,” and “only.”
Same with the statements that may indicate you that a statement is true such as “some,” “few,” and “many”
Strategies for Multiple choice questions:
This is the most popular type of test and in fact is given by many college professors. Some of the best strategies for increasing your chances of success with this tests are the following:
Cross off answers that look incorrect.
Read all the options before selecting your answers even if you think you are right and that D is the correct answer read them all.
When the answers are all numbers, the highest number and the lowest number are usually incorrect.
Joke statements are usually wrong.
Sometimes the longest answer is usually correct.
When guessing or running out of time make an educated guess.
Strategies for Essay Questions:
Well there’s nothing to tell here other than, most students look at this type of test with dismay because they take more time and have terrible grammar, spelling or punctuation errors.
When you are taking an essay test think of the following:
More is not always better; Sometimes more is just more. Always try to be informative as possible. Your professor would rather see one page or a couple of sentences of good content rather than five pages of nonsense.
Don’t forget to watch your spelling, grammar, etc.
Be sure to answer all parts of the questions; sometimes this tests have more questions that need to be answered.