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LEAD - Test Taking Do's & Don't's

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Tasha Woodall

on 23 October 2012

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CASE-STUDY2 Case Study 2 Before the exam Test Anxiety Case Study 1 Effectively Preparing Stress Management Case Study 3 Exam Day Matrix Partners preso! Harvard Business Review How to lower the cost of enterprise sales? Success Test Taking Do's & Don'ts xxx And why it happened = Instead this is
what happened And now I have
BIG Problem! This is the result xxx S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ a s e m e d Keys to Academic xxx Tasha Woodall, PharmD
Pharmacy Practice Resident in Ambulatory Care
Mission Hospital & Mountain Area Health Education Center CASE-STUDY Description of When to map Why map? Outlining is linear and organized but Solution! The Cost to Acquire a Customer (CAC) exceeds the Life Time Value (LTV) a customer brings us. This is my third go-around selling to large enterprises, SkyStream, Kontiki and now Qumu.

I like to explain to you the problem the way I see it, the changes I suggest to avoid making the same mistake again. and Travels to Clients CASE-STUDY3 See the trend? Day of the exam During the exam I wanted to do this Description picture And now all is right again Integrating new and old information
Placing new ideas in a structure
Highlighting patterns Flashcards* Evernote Todo iPhone
Apps Study Skills Taking Care Taking the Test Reading Read as if to teach
Use ACTIVE reading Double underline main ideas
Single underline supporting ideas
Note cue words, examples, questions in the margins
Use asterisks to denote levels of importance Flashcards Note Taking Use key words
Number your cards
Use color coding to categorize
Learn in chunks Tricks of the Trade The best time to start preparing for a test is in class!
Learn associatively
A word about cramming Stick to the main ideas
Organize as you write
Review notes ASAP after a lecture Concept Maps not the way our minds work! Maps are better for understanding complex ideas A+ Types of Stress Unmanaged
Managed Tips to Manage Stress Effectively Don't sweat what you can't control
Play! - Add balance to your life
Embrace your strengths
Take time outs
Expand your support network -5 0 -3 Test
Day! -1 -2 -4 Organize & prioritize Focus on difficult topics Record information in your own words Practice & group study Review difficult topics Multiple Choice Have answer criteria in mind before reading choices
Read all choices first
Skip questions you're unsure about
Use process of elimination K-Type Questions Which of the following is true?
I. Tylenol should NOT be used for headaches.
II. Nexium is a proton pump inhibitor.
III. Crestor is a statin.
IV. Lopressor is a beta blocker.
a) I
b) I & II
c) I & III
d) IV
e) I, II, III and IV By eliminating which answer can you immediately derive the correct answer with certainty? I Use information from questions on the same topic
When in doubt, scratch it out! Free Response Determine allotted time for each question
Circle key words
Compare, contrast, explain, discuss, define
Look for phrases that limit the scope of the topic
Prepare an outline Keep up
Know test-day particulars Gather your supplies
Avoid talking about the exam Plan your approach
Ask for clarification
Focus on the test Make review sheets and move from broad to narrow Preview - Read - Recall Thanks for your attention!
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