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- Blair Garnett, Class of \'10, from NC
'; $title[5] = 'Did you know...'; $story[5] = 'Academic programs offered range from Business, Sports Studies, Biology, and Forensics to Creative Writing, Psychology, Education or Philosophy as well as Pre-Professional Programs.'; $title[6] = 'In their own words...'; $story[6] = '"Living on campus is a life experience I have learned so much from. We eat together, watch TV together, study together, and do absolutely nothing together. When I go home for breaks, it's like I'm leaving my second family!"
- Jess Cutler, Class of \'10, from FL
'; $title[7] = 'Did you know...'; $story[7] = 'With St. Andrews\' study abroad programs, you can live in a 14th Century castle in the Italian Alps, attend the University of Cuenca in Ecuador, experience Chinese language and culture at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China, as well as many other opportunities.'; $title[8] = 'In their own words...'; $story[8] = '"As a first generation Latin American, it was different coming here, but I soon realized that I could just be me. St. Andrews is a school for people who like small classes and a close community."
- Anthony Fernandez, Class of \'10
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Test Taking Strategies


   

• Write Down Key Facts

- Before you even look at the test; write down key information you have studied

• Formulas
• Rules
• Definitions

- Recording this information makes forgetting less likely

• Begin with an Overview of the Exam

- What kinds of questions will you be answering?
- What type of thinking do they require?
- How many questions are in each section?
- What is the point value of each question?
- Schedule the amount of time you spend on each question according to your answers above.

• Read Test Directions

- Do the directions tell you to answer 3 of 5?
- Do the directions tell you to provide a short answer or essay?

• Work from Easy to Hard

- Answer what you know first - this leaves you time for the more difficult questions

• Watch the Clock

- Keep track of how much time is left and how you are progressing
- Wear a watch - sometimes a classroom may not have a clock that is easily visible
- You may want to plan your time on a scrap piece of paper especially if you have several essays to write

• Use Critical Thinking to Avoid Errors

- Recall facts, procedures, rules and formulas
- Think about similarities - if you don't know the answer to a question, look through your test and see if it similar to another question you do know
- Note differences - items that seem different from the material you studied may lead you to answers you can eliminate
- Think through cause and effects - think through your answer and see if it makes sense in regards to the question that is being asked
- Support ideas with examples - in essay questions, ALWAYS support your answer with examples whenever possible

   
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