Ashworth lesson 1: learning at ashworth

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1. Know the subjects, chapters, and concepts that will be covered in the exam. This means paying attention to the lessons and assignments covered by the exam in question. Read the lesson objectives for each assignment; your exam should test you on what you were supposed to learn, which is outlined for you in the objectives. In general, the more you know about what to expect, the more prepared you'll be.
2. Ask your instructor if you have any questions about the material or the testing process. It's best to contact your instructor before you start the test, especially if you're unsure how to proceed or find the directions unclear.
3. Take good notes while working through the material, as this will reduce the amount of time you must spend organizing and studying, and will also help you to retain the most relevant information.
4. Give yourself plenty of time to study. Don't try to cram at the last minute.
5. Be sure to study ALL sources of information available to you, such as lecture notes, book chapters, assigned reading material, instructor notes, summary notes, previous tests, and discussion board questions. Don't forget about audio and video files made available to you too.
6. Make sure the area you take the test is free of distractions. You need privacy.
7. Do a thorough review of your notes as exam time approaches. Have them handy and review them often as you get ready for your test.
8. Be rested and eat well before the test. Let all your anxiety go. Breathe in and out for a few minutes before you begin.
9. Take quizzes seriously. Review before you take it a second time.
1. Explain means to make something plain or understandable.
Example: explain the difference between the two topics.
2. Compare means to examine the characteristics or qualities of two things, in order to discover how they are the same or different. Example: compare the saline content of the Atlantic and pacific oceans.
3. Contrast means to examine two or more things with respect to differences. Example: contrast the religious beliefs of puritans and quakers.
4. Describe means to represent or give an account in words. Example: describe the feelings the artist was trying to convey in the painting.
5. Define means to discover and describe the meaning. Define each vocabulary term listed below.
6. Relate means to show or establish logical or causal connection between two things. Example: relate crime statistics to the poverty levels of a population.
7. Analyze means to study or determine the nature and relationship of the parts of the whole in comparison to its components parts. Example: analyze what the discovery of America meant to European powers.
8. Summarize means to cover the main points in a concise manner. Example: summarize the facts presented in the scenario.
9. Name or list means to identify by name. Example: name three factors that contribute to escalating crime rates.
10. Specify means to state explicitly, with detail. Example: specify the cause of the argument between the two main characters.
11. Illustrate or demonstrate means to clarify by giving or by serving as an example or instance.example: use examples to illustrate how your experience is similar to or different from the authors experience.
12. Justify means to prove or show that something is right or reasonable. Example: justify your opinion by describing how the character was being unfairly pressured.
13. Identify means to establish an identity. Example: identify three reasons for problems w the study.
14. Discuss means to reason or argue. For example: discuss why childcare can be a difficult issue for single mothers.
15. State means to express the particulars, in words. Example: state the facts of the case.
16. Critique, criticize, or evaluate means to consider the positives and negatives of something and judge accordingly.example: critique the value of the scientists work in the light of the awards he received.
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