Students are apt to settle a question rightly when it is discussed freely. Unfortunately in today’s political climate, this rarely happens.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #9: Reading Tests
Most of the standardized reading tests have a long essay to read and a bunch of questions to answer. One test-taking trick is to read the questions before reading the essay. Then as you read the essay, the answer will stand out once you get to that point in the story.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #2: Multiple Choice Questions – Read All
Read all the choices before deciding on the correct answer. Often there is a wrong answer that appears right or is 99% right but 1% wrong that is put in there to fool you. Students that are impulsive and do not read all the choices, tend to go for these wrong answers.
The easiest way to learn information is to ask questions and listen carefully to the answer. The best students are not shy. Teach your children to ask as many questions as necessary until they understand. Let one question lead to the next. Stress the importance of asking the teacher, another student, their parents, or an experienced Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutor. Questions are stepping-stones to self-improvement and good grades. Truth fears no question.
Critical Thinking Tip #4: Ask your student questions about the main idea of the story and the author’s purpose. For example it could be to persuade, entertain, inform, etc.
Critical Thinking Tip #3: Ask questions to your student that allows them to show their understanding of reading they recently read.
Critical Thinking Tip #1: Talk to your student about analyzing something they read today. Discuss if the reading was fact or opinion and how they know.
Studying For Tests Part 1
We are asked all the time what is the best way to study for tests. New brain studies indicate the most effective way to study for a test is to write out the concept or questions with answers and examples in your own words. Check back tomorrow for how to apply this studying method.
Before parent-teacher conferences, decide what information you would like from the teacher and questions you would like answered. It is often helpful to make a list ahead of time. Your tutor, who knows your child well, can help you come up with important items for your list.