Test Preparation How to get started Compiled by: Joy Hurley
Objectives • Provide key skills necessary to prepare students to be successful in exam preparation. • Provide students with stress management skills related to test anxiety.
What are three main types of exams? • Closed Book • Open Book • Take Home
Key Steps for Test Preparation • Learn as much as possible about the exam prior to the exam date. Example: is it multiple choice/T of F, essay, or timed • Start Early- Prepare a test prep calendar • Decide what materials are needed to begin learning the material…. prior quizzes, lecture notes, study guide “if available”, charts, graphs, TEXTBOOK (those are most helpful), and instructor.
Key Steps for Test Prep • Be Organized: Keep notes in a system (notebook with pockets, binder notebooks to add pockets) • Try not to read new material while studying current material • Don’t just memorize the material, understand it • Don’t PROCRASTINATE • Arrive to exam 15 minutes early
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Deflate Exam Stress by….. • Being Confident • Surround yourself with people who want to be successful like you • Exercise / ETSU CPA • Eat Healthy • Get Plenty of Sleep • DON’T PROCRASTINATE
References www.googleimages.com http://www.investopedia.com/professionals/cfa/