ERIC Number: ED456231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Conquering Test Writing Anxiety: Helping Adult Learners Develop Confidence and Skills.
This document is intended to assist adult educators in helping their students develop the confidence and test-taking skills required to overcome test anxiety. Section 1 contains the following items: an instrument designed to help students privately assess their standing on the anxiety scale; a play which explores flashing back to earlier negative experiences; an activity to help students identify their barriers to concentration; and a personal account of conquering test anxiety. Sections 2-4 consist of strategies, tips, activities, and practice tests focusing on the following topics: (1) strategies for learning test information (strategies for learning information, developing mnemonic devices, improving learning skills); (2) general test-taking strategies (basic test vocabulary, following test instructions, strategies for pacing during a test, general tips for taking tests); and (3) understanding types of tests (multiple-choice tests, true/false tests, essay tests). Section 5 presents an instrument allowing learners to reassess their level of test anxiety and a cumulative test on the topic of test writing. Sections 1-5 include a total of 30 handouts. A list of 19 additional resources concludes the document. The document also includes a computer diskette containing an independent study guide that covers the subject of conquering test anxiety in a tutorial learning style. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Coping, Drama, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Independent Study, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Listening Skills, Literacy Education, Memorization, Mnemonics, Skill Development, Test Anxiety, Test Wiseness, Testing, Vocabulary
Irwin Publishing, Ltd., 325 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 7C3 ($36.95 Canadian). Web site: http://www.irwin-pub.com/home.cfm.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada