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Studying Skills, Test Prep, & Test Taking

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trisa nguyen

on 25 February 2013

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Transcript of Studying Skills, Test Prep, & Test Taking

VARK Study groups
SI sessions
Tutor Take breaks 5 Day Study Plan
tools Flash cards
Concept maps
Read notes out loud
Take mock tests What's the 5 Day Study Plan? Break material into 4 manageable chunks.
Plan to study about 2-3 hrs for each of the 5 days.
Prepare materials for review and then review.
pg. 91 Acrostics Acronyms Chaining Sequence of letters. Example: "MONA meets everyone at the door!" Invented combination of letters; i.e abbreviations Example: Colors of the rainbow
ROY G BIV` Summary Iron
Cereal, raisins
B Vitamins
Juice/water Fast food
Sugary foods
Energy drinks
Caffeine (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Eat this, not that! Different Approaches
to Studying Study Skills,
Test Preparation,
& Test Taking Visual diagrams.
graphs. Aural lectures.
explanation. Reading/Writing lists.
patient's charts.
doctor's orders. Kinesthetic hands-on.
models. 3 large meals slowing you down? Try eating 5-6 well balanced, smaller meals! FYS-NURS 1300-005 Create your own stories, sketch it out!

Case Studies! Eat properly and get the right amount of sleep Identify your learning style. BE CONFIDENT! Choose which study tools you feel that will best benefit you for the exam and create a study plan/schedule. Follow through with your study plan. Finished VARK If you start earlier, you can do a 7 day study plan! Aspirin, Nitroglycerin, Oxygen, Morphine TEST-TAKING
SKILLS What to do BEFORE A TEST: What to do DURING A TEST: What to do AFTER A TEST: Brain dumping
Mark key words (true, not,except) Study during your high energy time.
Don' t pull all nighters!! Conduct error analysis.
Have rationals for the Q's missed. University Tutorial & Supplemental Instruction

Science Education and Career Center

Counseling Services Ransom Hall 205 Life Science 106 Monday-Thursday- 8:00am-8:00pm
Saturday- 12:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday- closed Ransom Hall 305 Monday-8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday-8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday-8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Thursday-8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Friday-8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Saturday&Sunday-closed http://www.uta.edu/universitycollege/_downloads/pdf/Fall-2012-SI-Schedule.pdf C l o s i n g I feel anxious. Before the test During the test Get a good night's sleep
Eat a good meal
Avoid thinking you need to cram
Relaxed state of mind
Approach with confidence Read the directions carefully
If you don't know the answer, skip it for now then go back
Budget your time
There is no reward for finishing first
Use positive reinforcement
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