Super Study Skills: The Ultimate Guide to Tests and Studying

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Knowing how to study is important if you want to do your best in school. Super Study Skills: The Ultimate Guide to Tests and Studying has the helpful tips all students need to become more successful. Whether you are preparing for a standardized test, getting ready for a classroom quiz, or trying to improve your grades, Super Study Skills can help you reach your goals.
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Overview

Knowing how to study is important if you want to do your best in school. Super Study Skills: The Ultimate Guide to Tests and Studying has the helpful tips all students need to become more successful. Whether you are preparing for a standardized test, getting ready for a classroom quiz, or trying to improve your grades, Super Study Skills can help you reach your goals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613531108
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Section 1 Study Smart! 9
You Can Succeed! 10
Be a Class Act 11
Goal Oriented 12
Seize the Day 13
Make a Study Schedule 14
Get Organized 15
Set Up a Study Center 17
A Note on Computers 17
Get a Study Buddy 18
Improve Your Memory 19
Take Great Notes 20
Section 2 Read for Success 25
Be an Explorer 26
Practice Makes Perfect 26
Stick with It 26
Be an Active Reader 27
Preview the Text 27
Preview the Cover 28
Preview the Title 28
Preview the Table of Contents and Subtitles 29
Preview Any Pictures, Illustrations, Photographs, Charts, or Maps 29
Preview the Captions 29
Make Predictions 30
Prediction Place 30
Set a Purpose for Reading 32
Your Purpose for Reading Shapes the Way You Read 33
Setting a Purpose Saves Time 33
Setting a Purpose Improves Understanding 33
Use What You Know 37
Skim the Text 40
Find the Main Idea 42
Find a Stated Main Idea 43
Find an Unstated Main Idea 46
Find Key Details 47
Summarize What You Read 54
Use SQ3R 56
Use SMRR 59
Use Context Clues 60
Definition Clues 60
Contrast Clues 61
Commonsense Clues 61
Monitor Your Comprehension 62
Strategy Checklist 62
Section 3 Preparing for a Test 63
Get the Scoop! 64
Organize and Review Notes 65
Use Review Material in the Textbook 65
Practice Makes Perfect 65
Study Alone or in Groups 66
To Cram or Not to Cram? 68
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! 69
Calm Test Jitters 71
Section 4 Test-Taking Skills 73
Before the Test 74
Be Prepared 74
Arrive at the Test Early 74
Choose Your Seat Carefully 75
Calm Down! 75
Pay Close Attention to All Directions--Spoken and Written 77
Budget Your Time 78
During the Test 80
Identify Yourself! 80
Read the Entire Test Before You Start Answering Questions 80
Jot Down Notes and Key Facts 80
Get a Test Strategy 81
Read the Questions Carefully 84
Ask for Clarification 84
Don't Second-Guess Yourself 85
Be Creative, but Don't "Overthink" 85
Should You Guess? 87
Pace Yourself to Avoid Making Careless Errors 87
Check and Double-Check Your Work 88
Time Issues 90
Dealing with Panic 91
After the Test 92
Evaluate What You Did Right and What You Can Do Better 93
Check for Grading Errors 93
Talk with Your Teacher 94
Study Smarter 94
Get Some Help 95
Plan for Next Time 96
Section 5 Mastering Specific Tests 97
Super Short-Answer Test Hints 98
Tips for True/False Test Questions 98
Tips for Multiple-Choice Test Questions 100
Tips for Matching Test Questions 101
Tips for Fill-in-the-Blank Questions 102
Tips for Mathematical Tests 105
Tips for Taking Standardized Tests 107
Super Essay Test Hints 108
Read the Entire Test Before You Start to Write 108
Get the Guidelines 108
Underline Key Words 109
Determine the Response 109
Use the Writing Process 113
Use Specific Details 116
Link Ideas with Connecting Words 117
Write Clearly, Concisely, and Carefully 118
Use the Rubric 120
Budget Your Time 123
Answer the Specific Question 123
Use a Checklist 125
P.S. 126
Index 128
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