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Transcript of Exam Prep
MAKE A PLAN
Last Class Before the Test
Day of Test
1 Hour Before
Find out important info:
Clarify any remaining confusions
AFTER YOUR LAST CLASS
Before the TEST
Plan your final review session:
Study Group vs. Independent
Schedule set amounts of time
Grab your phasers, staff weapons , and really great notes...
Aliens are clever. So watch out for that.
Professors usually give pre-exam hints.
So watch out for that too.
If a aliens attacked, you probably shouldn't "just wing it".
Ditto for exams.
The Best Ways to Study:
Studying Hard vs. Studying Effectively
PREVIEW THE MATERIAL
REWRITE LECTURE NOTES
Rewrite = Recopy
"How can I say this in my own words?"
Marking up your Assigned reading:
DRAW IT OUT
Form a study Group
Go to office hours
Review past mistakes/weaknesses
Tips for Short answer exams:
Find out how much time you have for each question
Carefully read the question/prompt
Identify what it is asking you to do SPECIFICALLY
General tips for finding exam content:
"This will be on the test!"
Repeats something more than once
Asks questions of the class
Keep notes organized/labeled
Confer with other students
Attend review sessions
how do you find out
what's on the test?
Every student and professor is different.
What's your experience?
The night before the test:
Organize your notes
Pinpoint fuzzy areas and focus!
Practice thinking required
Rehearsal vs. Critical Analysis
get a good night's sleep!
DAY OF THE TEST:
Double check supplies
Eat a good meal
Review notes, don't try to cram it in!
1 HOUR BEFORE TEST BEGINS:
Get to class early
She should have stayed calm.
She might have lived.
Before you start:
Don't cram last minute. (Duh)
Avoid other stressed out students (like the plague).
DURING THE EXAM:
Answer the easiest questions first
Budget your time
Pretty much the whole time:
Don't create disastrous scenarios
Recognize your anxiety
Muscle relaxation techniques
prepare your body, prepare your mind
Find key points
"I re-read the chapter, like, 5 times."
"I reviewed the chapter, made flash cards, and quizzed myself every day."
"In science fiction shows, the aliens who encounter and/or interact with ''American Indians' are usually non -earthlings (thought generally pretty humanoid in appearance, who assist the 'Indians' in some manner or receive survival, spiritual, or supernatural help from the 'Indians'."
meet w/humanoid aliens
are helped OR give help
"Native American cultures and people belonged to the interminable wasteland of humanity's dark and stormy beginnings. The Indian's worth as human beings was determined by their usefulness as a counterpoint to the unfolding of progress of the ages."
How would you say this paragraph in your own words?
Hint: Find the main idea first, the simplify it.
Pretend you're trying to explain it to a friend.
: used for understanding the transitions of a process or the origins/movement of an idea.
: tracing movements over a period of history, or even a simplified map of a body part can help you understand the complex material better.
: for considering the general flow of your essay and ordering ideas.
Use old exams to test yourself
Smile of confidence...not insanity
GOOD LUCK OUT THERE
Read, highlight, clarify
Make a brief outline
for essay Qs.
(Hey, that sounds familiar...)
"White man's Burden"
(It is on the tip of my tongue...)
(Aha! We saw this last week!)
Negative Native American Stereotypes
Deceptive, Dim-Witted "Medicine Man"
Desire to rape, pillage and kidnap White Women
Gullible, Ignorant, easy to manipulate
Never beyond their Primitive state