Test Taking

You are stressed out! No sleep, too much caffeine, and you are wondering "how in the world am I going to get through this test." Simple steps can put your mind more at ease and lessen your anxiety with these titles from our digital collections.

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Studying for a test can be a daunting task. Some people wait until the last minute while others are organized and prepared when the time comes. Good study habits are all about paying attention in class, taking good notes, finding a quiet place where you can concentrate, and planning ahead! Learn how to reduce anxiety before a test by following a few simple rules that will help you to ace your next big test. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

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Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 3 - 8 provides a fun and engaging approach for developing effective test-taking skills in children. Chapters detail the coaching of test thinkers, test-reading strategies, and question-answer strategies. Using various examples, planning guides, and models, the authors explain how to effectively help students prepare for different test formats, including: • Reading and analyzing texts • Multiple-choice questions • True-or-false questions • Writing from a prompt… The assessments highlighted in this book will empower students with the ability to choose, to think creatively and critically, and to gain better social skills along the way.

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Learn how to collect information from books and other sources by taking notes. Students will learn organizational techniques that act as foundational skills for all present and future areas of study.

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Help students master test taking through preparation strategies that lead to academic success! As the stakes on high-profile student tests such as the SAT continue to rise, student preparedness is becoming increasingly important. As a result, helping students do well on tests and succeed in school has become a top priority for teachers. This indispensable guide responds to this need by providing resources to promote content learning and test-taking abilities in middle and secondary school students. This practical text provides charts, checklists, Internet resources, and sample exercises for teachers to use with students, plus a final test covering content from each chapter. Using research-based practices, educators will be able to help students develop: • Strategies for dealing with test anxiety • Effective time management and organizational skills • Note-taking and study techniques applicable across content areas • Methods for taking essay and objective tests… Tests are often a source of anxiety for students and teachers alike, but they don't have to be! Use these proven tools and strategies to help your students develop the skills and confidence that lead to positive academic experiences.

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