ERIC Number: ED202537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Health Instruction Packages: Test-Taking Strategies for the N. L. N. (National League of Nursing) Achievement Tests.
Bateman, Leslie Miller
As an informational aid for students who are planning to take NLN (National League of Nursing) Achievement Tests, the text and accompanying exercises in this module describe NLN testing procedures and fundamental test-taking skills. After introductory material discussing the importance of mastering test-taking skills, the module describes how to properly fill in the machine-readable answer sheets used on NLN exams and summarizes the NLN test instructions. This is followed by a discussion of the impact of correction factors (or penalties for guessing) on test grading and on the student's test-taking strategy. A method of budgeting available time among test questions is then described, by which the student spends an initial block of time answering questions which s/he finds relatively easy and then returns, as time permits, to answer the more difficult items. The module then discusses the adverse effects of excessive anxiety on a student's test-taking ability and suggests methods of relieving tension while taking the exam. The module concludes with a facsimile NLN Achievement Test which provides the student with an opportunity to apply learned test-taking skills and to practice grading an exam which enforces penalties for guessing. Shorter reinforcement exercises are provided throughout the module. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.