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The perfect antidote to exam stress, "Ace" Any Test, fifth edition, walks you through successful test preparation strategies, including reading for maximum retention, researching the teacher's test-giving history, and psyching yurself up for test day. A little stress can actually help you sharpen your edge. This book keeps that anxiety from getting in the way of your best performance, whether the test is a unit exam or a standardized test, such as the SAT.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

These clear and encouraging books promote good study habits. Fry addresses the reader directly, in a friendly and sympathetic fashion. Students in any field will benefit from any or all of these user-friendly books.

Here is the key to any child's academic success.

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up"Ace" is written in six chapters and presents information on test anxiety; time management; study techniques; and standardized, objective, and written test-taking techniques for adolescent and older students. Fry includes photocopyable charts to aid in organization and promotes other titles in his study series. The information is generally clear, but the author's constant interjection of off-the-cuff comments and forced humor interfere with the focus and tend to be annoying. How to Study is more clearly written with less divergence. It contains a valuable chapter on the hook up and use of on-line services to gather information. Other chapters cover note-taking, attitude, time management, reading skills, and library-research techniques. These two titles do contain worthwhile information and will probably be put to their best use in schools or continuing-education programs or in the hands of teachers and guidance counselors who can winnow out the superfluous from the essential.Joan Soulliere, Wenham Public Library, MA
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Here's an excellent antidote to the biggest cause of stress and anxiety among students today. This essential book walks test-takers through successful test preparation, including reading for maximum retention and researching the teacher's test-giving history. In his usual step-by-step approach, Fry shows you how to: * stay focused on studying--even for long periods of time * answer correctly by process of elimination * write the best-organized essay possible * psych up for test day and apply what you've learned.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401889128
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/29/2004
  • Series: Ron Fry's How to Study Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Fry is a nationally known proponent for the improvement of public education and an advocate for parents and students playing an active role in strengthening personal education programs. In addition to being the author of the best selling How to Study series, which has sold over two million copies to date, Fry has written more than 30 different books with the intention of providing resources to assist in education reform to realize his ultimate goal of achieving optimum student success.
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Table of Contents

Foreword: There Will Be a Quiz on This vii
Chapter 1 Overcome Your Fear 1
Chapter 2 Creating the Time to Study 9
Chapter 3 When Should You Start Studying? 35
Chapter 4 Study Smarter, Not Harder 49
Chapter 5 Essay Tests: Write on! 65
Chapter 6 Objective Tests: Discriminate and Eliminate 75
Chapter 7 Psyching up on Exam Day 97
Chapter 8 Post-test Survival and Review 105
Chapter 9 How Teachers Make up Tests 113
Index 119
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