1. It’s generally a poor idea to ask your instructor what he/she recommends for you to study for a test.
- False - It is suggested to ask your instructor what to study for tests.
2. If you have read all the material for a test, memory tricks or mnemonics should be avoided.
- False- Memory tricks are an effective study tool, even if you have read all the material for a test.
3. When beginning a study session, start with the most difficult material, and work your way to the easiest content.
- True- Begin with the most difficult material when you are fresher and more alert. This also helps to stamp out procrastination
4. One of the best ways to deal with math anxiety is to pretend you don’t have it.
- False- Admitting to math anxiety is a good first step in learning to overcome or manage it.
5. Getting help with math might include forming a study group, getting a tutor, or taking a review course.
- True- Everyone needs help with something now and then. All three suggestions may be helpful.
6. Expect memory blocks when taking a test.
- True- Almost anyone can experience temporary memory blocks when testing. Expecting this possibility may ease some of the anxiety if it does happen.
7. When answering essay questions, use only facts, avoiding any opinions.
- False- While essay answers are generally more effective when using facts and logic, opinions supported by logical or factual evidence are usually acceptable.
8. “Chunks” of 4 to 6 items are usually easier to remember than larger groups of items.
- True- "Chunking" is a common memory strategy.(Phone numbers are a good example.)
9. Using catchwords and catch phrases is a helpful memory “trick.”
- True- Arranging the first letter of key words to be remembered into catchwords or catch phrases often enhances memorization.
10. Helpful memory aids might include flash cards, tape recorders, and repetitive writing.
- True- Flashcards, tape recorders, and repetitive writing makes use of multiple senses. The more senses you involve in the learning process, the more likely you are to remember.
11. Goal setting has little to do with effective time management.
- False- Setting goals may help motivate you to spend your time more effectively. Getting in touch with your priorities may guide you to wiser choices.
12. Using a monthly calendar and reinforcing yourself are both time management strategies.
- True- Use of a monthly planner helps you plan and organize your time, while reinforcing yourself may provide the motivation to follow through.
13. The index of a textbook may help you locate specific information quickly and easily.
- True- The index can be a great time saver when trying to locate specific information.
14. The preface or introduction to a textbook can usually be skipped and is of little value.
- False- Reading the preface or introduction will often uncover "hidden
15. The summary of a textbook chapter, if there is one, can be helpful to read prior to reading the chapter.
- True- Reading a textbook chapter summary before reading the chapter can give you a sense of the main point, major details, and organization of the chapter.
16. One of the best clues to what is most important in a chapter is the bold print headings.
- True- The bold print headings will often separate the chapter into chunks of information and signal the main points covered.
17. Longer chapters are usually harder to understand than shorter chapters.
- False- Ironically, shorter chapters are often more difficult to understand because the writer "says it" only once with fewer details explained.
18. The genius of the Cornell Note-Taking System lies in its form.
- True- The form for the Cornell System is simple to understand and use but can be greatly enhance the note-taking process.
19. The best time to write in the left column when using the Cornell Note-Taking System is during the lecture.
- False- It is really better to do your writing in the left column immediately after the lecture because you will be writing from the perspective of the entire lecture when you have a clearer idea of the main points.
20. One of the main benefits of the Cornell System is its adaptability to self-testing as you begin memorizing for a test.
- True- The Cornell Note-Taking System is a great tool for self-testing when preparing for exams.