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1. It’s generally a poor idea to ask your instructor what he/she recommends for you to study for a test.

  • True
  • 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.

  • True
  • 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 dificult material when you are fresher and more alert. This also helps to stamp out procrastination 
  • False


4. One of the best ways to deal with math anxiety is to pretend you don’t have it.

  • True
  • 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.
  • False


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.
  • False


7. When answering essay questions, use only facts, avoiding any opinions.

  • True
  • 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.)
  • False


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. 
  • False


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 laerning process, the more likely you are to remember. 
  • False


11. Goal setting has little to do with effective time management.

  • True
  • 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. 
  • False


13. The index of a textbook may help you locate specific information quickly and easily.

  • True- The index can be da great time saver when trying to locate specific information. 
  • False


14. The preface or introduction to a textbook can usually be skipped and is of little value.

  • True
  • 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, mahor details, and organization of the chapter. 
  • False
 

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 seperate the chapter into chunks of information and signal the main points covered. 
  • False


17. Longer chapters are usually harder to understand than shorter chapters.

  • True
  • False- Ironically, shorter chapters are often more dificult 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 fo the Cornell System is simple to understand and use but can be greatly enhance the note-taking process. 
  • False


19. The best time to write in the left column when using the Cornell Note-Taking System is during the lecture.

  • True
  • 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 od 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. 
  • False