ERIC Number: ED286308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Test Preparation and Test Taking Techniques. Postsecondary Intervention Model for Learning Disabilities. Study Manual #1.
Friedman, Brenda G.; And Others
The booklet offers techniques to help language learning disabled college students and their tutors improve test-taking performance. The importance of mastering time management and study skills is stressed. Basic notetaking guidelines are presented, including use of a two-column system so that material on the right may be consolidated and interpreted on the left. An example of such an approach is offered. Use of charts, diagrams, and simple line drawings is discussed, as is the need for continual repetition and drill along with other memory aids. Suggestions for better test performance focus on the following test types: true-false, multiple choice, matching questions, sentence completion, and essays. Examples of each type are offered along with recommended approaches to the type of test. Key words in essay questions are listed and explained. Students are advised to proofread answers before turning tests in and to review patterns of errors on returned tests so as to better direct their study habits for future exams. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Barkley Memorial Center.
Note: For other manuals in this series, see EC 200 487-490.