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How to prepare for science tests

by Gutow, Jonathan H last modified Jun 08, 2009 10:44 PM

A checklist to help you prepare for science tests. You need to start on this the first day of class!

Test Preparation Checklist

Based on a similar list produced by R. Feldner

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Answer "Yes" only if you usually do the things described (as opposed to occasionally or never).


Homework

__ Yes

__ No

1.

Do you make a serious effort to understand the text? (Just hunting for relevant worked-out examples doesn't count.)

__ Yes

__ No

2.

Do you work with classmates on homework problems, or at least check your solutions with others?

__ Yes

__ No

3.

Do you attempt to outline every homework problem solution before working with classmates?

__ Yes

__ No

4.

Do you participate actively in homework group discussions (contributing ideas, asking questions)?

__ Yes

__ No

5.

Do you consult with the instructor(s) when you were having trouble with something?

__ Yes

__ No

6.

Do you understand ALL of your homework problem solutions?

__ Yes

__ No

7.

Do you ask in class or office hours for explanations of homework problem solutions that are not clear to you?

Test preparation

__ Yes

__ No

8.

If you have a study guide, do you carefully go through it before the test and convince yourself that you could do everything on it?

__ Yes

__ No

9.

Do you attempt to outline lots of problem solutions quickly, without spending time on the algebra and calculations?

__ Yes

__ No

10.

Do you go over the study guide and problems with classmates and quiz one another?

__ Yes

__ No

11.

Do you attend the review session before the exam and ask questions about anything you are not sure about?

__ Yes

__ No

12.

Do you get a reasonable night's sleep before the test? (If your answer is no, your answers to 1-11 may not matter.)


__ Yes

__ No

 

TOTAL


The more "Yes" responses you recorded, the better your preparation for the test. If you recorded two or more "No" responses, think seriously about making some changes in how you prepare for the tests.
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by Gutow, Jonathan H last modified Jun 08, 2009 10:44 PM