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Comprehension & Test Taking

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Transcript of Comprehension & Test Taking

How To Guide
Ensure you understand the "BIG Picture" of the course material.
"OVERLEARN"
the material
Studying to
Understand & Remember
Research Topics of Interest

Comprehension & Test Taking
Get Organized
Reduce and maintain stressors in your life.
Collaborate with Others
Stores information for about 30 secs.
Can contain from 5-9 chunks of information at one time
Information is either forgotten or moved to long term.

Short Term Memory
Long Term Memory
See connection from the material covered to your daily life

Short-Term Memory
Pay attention to what you read & what you hear.
Ton's To Learn
HOW DOES MEMORY WORK

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Long -Term Memory
Procedural:

remembering how to do something.
Sematic:
remembering facts and meanings
Episodic:

remembering time and place of event

Connecting deep learning to the memory...
Learning is not entirely about memorization, the key to deep learning is tied with being interested in the material being studied and a full understanding along with memorization.

Long term memorization is what comes out of these two prior activities.

Myths of Memory
Memory is a THING

There is no secret to a good memory

There is an easy way to memorize
A trained memory never forgets

You are TOO OLD or TOO YOUNG to improve your memory.
Test tips using Mnemonics
Acronyms-new words created from the first letter of several words
Acrostics-a verse in which certain letters of each word or line form a message
Rhymes or songs- using a song to help you remember information
Visualization-using visualization to associate words, concepts, or stories with images

Test tips mind map
Types of Tests & Exams
Essay questions
Multiple choice questions
Fill in the blank questions
True or false
Matching questions

Preparing for Tests
Ask your instructor what kind of questions will be seen on the test
Managing your time wisely
Focus your study
Design an exam plan
Join a study group
Get a tutor (English/Math Lab)

Preparing Physically for Tests
Maintain your regular sleep routine
Follow your regular exercise program
Eat healthy (cut back on junk foods/monsters)

Preparing Emotionally for Tests
Know your material
Practice relaxing
Use positive self talk as reinforcement
Overcoming
Test Anxieties

Allow yourself plenty of time, especially to do things you need to do before the test and still get there a little early.
Avoid thinking you need to cram just before.
Strive for a relaxed state of concentration
Avoid speaking with any fellow students who have not prepared, who express negativity, who will distract your preparation.
Get a good night's sleep the night before the exam.
Don't go to the exam with an empty stomach.
Stay focused and positive.

Read the directions carefully.
Budget your test taking time.
Change positions to help you relax
If you go blank, skip the question and go on.
If you're taking an essay test and you go blank on the whole test, pick a question and start writing. It may trigger the answer in your mind.
Don't panic when students start handing in their papers. There's no reward for finishing first.

Problem solving
Computerized test/scantron
Laboratory tests
Open book/note tests
Take home tests
Overcoming Test Anxieties
(During the Test)

Read the directions carefully
Budget your test taking time
Change positions to help you relax
If you go blank, skip the question and go on
If you're taking an essay testand you go blank on the whole test, pick a question and start writing. It may trigger the answer in your mind
Don't panicwhen students start handing in their papers. There's no reward for finishing first

Conclusion
Attending college doesn’t always come easy for everyone. Acknowledging our weakness and finding the right resources to help you strengthen them is the first key step to prepare yourself with any exams. Remember to prioritize and always be prepared. Keeping a healthy and stress free life is also a big part in achieving your goals.

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