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Test Taking Strategies

How to Study for Test
Step 1: Take Notes

This is the most important part. If you don't have good notes, you don't know from what to study. Most teachers will give hints, (repeating themselves, emphasizing, or just plain telling you).It is important to pay attention to these hints.

If you have a review, take notes from the review. Most teachers take reviews from the test the actual.

* Write fast and neat
*Don't put your pen down
*Use abbreviations (EX: December 25 = Dec. 25) They will save you time
*Details shouldn't be too important, unless your teacher is nice and gives you LOTS of time to write.
Example of Average Notes:
(insert sloppy handwriting here) Bob was born December 25 at 5:00 in the morning

Example of Good Notes (Fast and to the point at least)
Bob was born Dec. 25, 5 AM

This is also an important part of studying.

Ideas for reviews:
* Outlines-Major and Minor Details
* Fill in the Blanks-Bob was born _______ at ______ in the morning
* Word Banks- Take vocab words and people, and make easier fill in the blanks
* Short Essays- A paragraph or two about an important topic in the chapter
* Flashcards- Vocab, Dates, People, and Ideas from the chapter

Step 3: Test Taking

Find out as much as you can about the test, WITHOUT cheating, obviously

Find out:
* How many questions?
* Is there an Essay?
* Is there a bonus?
* How much time will we have?