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|Set a Purpose
1. You need
to decide what they want - figuring out what the questions are asking.
2. Skim to help answer those questions.
Morning of Test -
1. Review notes
2. Focus areas giving the most trouble
3. Gather material you need i.e. pens, pencils.
Preview entire test before starting.
- Amt of time to take the test.
- Read instructions on marking answers
- Penalty for wrong answers?
- See type of questions
- Any maps, test, diagram passages?
Check mark next to questions think they know - Ans first.
- Read carefully first and formost
- Skim - to find for info you need
Use a highlighter / pen
key passages or words (if you can)
notes if OK
with a Purpose
- Read each question and possible answers very carefully
- Understand what information the questions are asking
- Read every answer before deciding the best one
- This is easiest way to raise you test scores!
- You may find the exact words of an answer in the
- Look deeper for the answer
Types of Questions
- Factual Recall - Located in the passage.
- Critical Thinking - You need to make an inference
bases on material read
- Essay - Require careful reading, planning and
checking. - What is the question ASKING
Test Usually Organized
- Easiest Questions First
- Harder Questions Next
- Hardest Questions Last
- Ask yourself questions
- Think about the meaning of the passage and questions
- Compare the passage and questions to what you already
- Evaluate the quality of the passage and questions
|Pause and Reflect
||Double Check your
understanding of the test questions
- Have I answered every question the best of my ability?
- Are their any answers I need to rethink or spend more
- My writing OK - neat and is my spelling and grammar
||Visualizing and Thinking
- Form pictures in your mind on words in the text
- Thinking aloud means paraphrasing material with your
voice (quietly) can help eleminate a wrong answer.
||Don't just forget the test
when it is over. Reinforce the test by
- Talking to a classmate- discuss what they learned
-what you learned
- Test Yourself
Created using Readers Handbook