7 Social Studies
Because forgetting is most rapid after learning has occurred, the first review should come early.
Try to do some reviewing every week. Include reviewing in your weekly study timetable.
Begin reviewing for a test several days before a test.
Organize the material for your test7 e.g., notes, references, diagrams into a unified topic.
Spend more time reviewing material on which you are weak.
Try to find out the type of examination - subjective or objective.
Prepare adequately. One will not be overly nervous about tests if one is prepared.
For most tests, it is best to begin by memorizing generalizations or principles. Once the principles are learned, the facts that support or are subordinate to the principles may be more easily learned. Memory of facts is more easily retained if they are organized in your mind around principles.
If a teacher gives many short tests throughout a semester, you can learn from the early ones how to study for the later ones.
The material should already be learned by the night before the exam. Leisurely review followed by the good night's rest is desirable.
You should ask why an item is wrong; knowing why you made the aristae in the past will help you learn to study for future examinations.
When an open book examination is given7 there is rarely enough time to read extensively the material covered by the test items. Therefore, you should spend about as much time studying for an open book exam as you do studying for a closed book exam.
Essay items often call for more organization of material, requiring somewhat different types of study than multiple choice items. A helpful study technique is to try to anticipate the specific questions teachers are likely to ask, this may be facilitated by knowing the types of items that will be used
Textbooks often contain chapter overviews, summaries and study questions that help you organize and review material.
If a teacher is willing to give information on the time limits for the exam, the types of items to be used, and topics to be covered, this information will greatly facilitate studying.
WRITING TESTS OR EXAMS
your complete attention on the test.
to make sure you have all the materials you will need during the
instructed to start the test, waste no time.
your name and other required information on your paper promptly.
Read the instructions carefully.
- Read the whole paper carefully and budget your time. Make sure
you have all the test pages and that all questions are legible.
each question carefully before you begin writing it.
the easiest questions first unless you have been instructed to
you have time, go over your completed paper carefully. Check your
spelling and grammatical errors. Check to be sure that you have
done everything that was required~red.
questions usually try to find out if you know facts or other hands
of specific information; they may also test more general understandings.
Usually there is one right answer to an objective question, and
the ar~answer is not an opinion.
most frequently used kinds of objective questions are:
multiple choice; 2. matching; 3. short answer; and 4. true/false.
choice questions ask you to choose the right answer from a number
of possible answers.
to answer multiple choice questions:
First read the questions carefully.
Try to anticipate the answer in your mind before you start to look
at the choices.
Read the choices given and try to find the right answer.
Even if you are sure that the first or second answer is right, read
over all the others just to be certain. They may all be correct,
and the last choice may be "all of the above".
Be certain to consider all the choices given.
you do not know which answer is right after you have read all of
them, then try this.
you have no idea which is right, guess (unless your teacher tells
you not to do that).
False teeth are made of:
2. Matching questions:
questions usually gives you two lists of information and ask you
to connect them with each other in some way.
the directions carefully. Then, use a process of elimination to
answer the question.
Do the ones you know first, and cross them off.
Then do the best you can with whatever ones are left.
Write the number of the animal in the blank before the word which
names a part of that animal.
(b) horse __________wings
(c) bird ___________spinnerets
(d) spider __________paws
(e) human being _____name
3. Short Answer
short answer questions, you need to know the answer, as there are
no choices given to you. However, if you do not know the exact answer
but do know something related to it, write down what you do know.
You may get partial credit for it. Also, guess if you do not know
the answer, unless your teacher tells you not to do so.
There are _______________whole numbers between one and ten, not
including one or ten.
4. True/False Questions
questions are statements which you are asked to judge. Are they
true or false?
the following points:
For a statement to be true, it must be entirely true.
If any part of a statement is false, then it is a false statement.
Be careful with statements that include the words all, always,
only, or never. They are often false.
TIPS ON BETTER STUDY METHODS - "LEARN
MORE IN LESS TIME"
in the Classroom
- Assume a personal responsibility for getting out of the lesson all
there is in it. After all, it is your education. You are working
for yourself and if you do not do efficient work you are the one
who will suffer.
- Listen carefully, attentively, studiously and critically. By paying
strict attention in class you can save time out of class. Hold yourself
responsible for every question asked even if it is directed to another
student. Check the correctness of the answer you would have given.
- Pay particular attention to the teacher's introductory remarks.
The introduction is a connection with the previous lesson and an
outline of the present one. It sets the stage for the new lesson.
- While listening, think of illustrations and applications to support
the statement made. Supplement the lesson from your own experience.
- Look for the summary of the lesson. If the teacher does not sum~summarize
the points of the lesson, do it yourself. The keeping of a good
notebook is of great importance.
- Watch the teacher carefully and interpret gestures and facial expressions
as well as words.
- Display an eagerness to answer questions. Give answers that are
full and complete, yet direct, brief and to the point.
- Ask questions on any points you do not understand. Don't let anything
go that you do not understand. The teacher's task is to help you
understand the work and he/she will welcome a question from you
on any point that is not clear to you. Don't be disappointed if
the teacher does not give a direct answer to your question. He/she
may answer your question when answering another one. Remember your
education is determined by what you discover for yourself, as well
as by what you remember.
STUDYING AT HOME
- Reserve a definite time and a suitable place for your daily studies.
- As an aid to remembering, the first review should be undertaken
as soon after a lesson as possible.
- Review main points in the last lesson before beginning work on the
- In reading or study, watch for main ideas - topic sentences - and
underline. Use underlined points when reviewing. Stop at intervals
to recall what you have read. 5. Make summarized notes or outlines
of lesson or home study material in your own words.
- Repetition is most important for any learning - the material should
be gone over a number of times and knowledge of it tested by reciting
aloud or writing down.
- Material organized in logical way is much easier remembered. Summarize
material in this manner.
- The amount of time to be spent on the review on each subject should
be carefully planned ahead, say for a week or two after thoughtfully
considering where extra work is most need. Your personal review
program should be outlined on a Homework Review Schedule.
- A record of homework assignment or projects given could be listed
on an Assignment Notebook.
Flesch, Ms. Hatfield, Mr. Harding