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ACA 122 Final Exam Review
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How many credit hours are needed to complete the AA, AS, AE, and AFA degrees?
60-61 credit hours
Which 2 English classes are required for students who are pursuing an AA, AS, AE or AFA degree?
ENG 111, ENG 112
Which courses satisfies the COM/Humanities & Fine Arts requirement for AA & AS degrees?
COM 231, ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240
Which courses satisfies the Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement for the AA and AS degrees?
ECO 251, ECO 252, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132, POL 120, PSY 150, SOC 210
To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the CAA, the student must graduate from a community college with an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree and have an overall Grade
Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a grade of "D" or better in all CAA transfer courses.
True or False
False. To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the CAA, the student must graduate from the community
college with an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in
Science (AS) degree and have an overall Grade
Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and a grade of "C" or better in all CAA courses.
What are the expectations of college reading assignments?
1) Learn the material on the assigned pages and be ready for a quiz.
2) Make a note of the material on the assigned pages you don't understand and ask questions.
3) Begin learning this concept so you'll be prepared for lecture or class discussion.
4) Know this material for an upcoming class activity.
What does PSAR stand for?
Prepare, Survey, Annotate, Review
What is active reading and why is it important?
1) Active reading forces you to engage with the material by annotating, or taking notes while you read.
2) Active reading requires you to ask questions and compare new information with past knowledge.
How should one prepare for reading?
1) Prepare Yourself
Make sure you are ready to learn and have set expectations.
Set an intention. Be specific about how much you want to read in a certain amount of time. Make sure you have enough energy
Plan to read in small chunks
Set realistic goals
Estimate your reading time effectively (3 to 4 minutes per page)
Prepare your environment
Explain what it means to survey an assignment.
1) Look over the reading assignment to get an idea of what you'll be learning.
Table of contents
Chapter headings and subheadings
Tables, charts, and graphs
2) Ask yourself what you already know about the material.
3) Find connections to your life or previous learning.
4) Scan for important terms.
What is annotation and why is it important?
Annotating is taking notes while you read.
It's easiest to take notes in the book, but you can also take notes in a notebook.
The purpose of annotating is to help you "digest" the material by giving you specific activities or steps to complete while you read, thereby helping you interact and learn the material.
When should you take notes while in class and what should you make note of?
During class, write down anything that SOARS:
Singled out, On the Board, Asked, Repeated, or Stressed.
Explain the most effective way to take notes before class?
How to take notes:
Separate your notes
Focus on the task at hand
Clear your desk of distractions
Review your notes from the previous class and annotations from reading so you'll know what questions you have
Explain the most effective way to take notes during class?
Don't write in full sentences.
Don't write down everything the instructor says.
Utilize a note-taking method, such as Informal Outline, Cornell, or Two Column.
If you get lost or cannot keep up with the instructor, skip some space and then take notes on what the instructor is currently stating. You can ask the instructor or classmate to fill you in later.
Explain the most effective way to take notes after class.
Review your notes within 24 hours of class.
Color-code your notes.
Summarize your notes.
Write down any questions you have.
Recite your notes to yourself.
Compare notes with a classmate.
Explain the informal outline note-taking method.
Visually organizes information by spacing it out on the page.
Allows you to see relationships between ideas.
Explain the two-column note-taking method.
Fold the paper in half, making a crease down the center.
Take notes on the right side, and write questions on the left side.
Great for creating self-tests.
Explain the Cornell note-taking method.
Divide your paper into 3 sections (inverted T).
Questions on the left, notes on the right, and summaries at the bottom.
The summary section allows students to think critically about the material and how topics relate.
What is maintenance studying?
Continual note review, reading, and other activities that allow you to keep up with important material.
What is preparation studying?
Preparation for a specific task, such as a quiz or exam.
Highlight various information in different colors
Making flash cards
Use when you need to remember numerous details for a specific idea
Great for remembering definitions to terms.
Use when you need to remember a large volume of very specific information
Use questions from class or the end of the chapter
Turn the chapter subheadings into questions
Use questions from class
Can trade self-tests with a classmate
Check your answers and ask your instructor if you still are unsure
Completing Practice in the Textbook
Check your answers
Complete a selection of questions as many textbooks' practice questions increase in difficulty as the question numbers increase
Reviewing graded work
A great method to make sure you don't make the same mistake again
If you're uncertain about the feedback, see the instructor during office hours for clarification or examples
Forming Study Groups
Set up a specific time and location to meet with defined start and end times to keep you focused.
Assign specific content to each member so that everyone has a responsibility.
Define expectations: Will you go over specific problems or practice? Share notes? Quiz each other?
Select members who are dependable and have exhibited good study habits in class.
Keep the group small, between 3-5 members.
Creating Visual Organizers
Venn diagrams are helpful when comparing and contrasting ideas or events
Informal outlines allow you to quickly see the level of detail and importance of information
Concept maps allow you to see connections between ideas
Memory tools that allow you to recall a large amount of specific information
Acronyms: SOARS, PSAR, PEMDAS
Acrostic sentences: Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally.
Creating Cheat Sheets
Do not actually use it! You actually probably won't need it once you create it anyway.
Write down information you still aren't confident about. Write down explanations, notes, formulas, procedures, and any other relevant information.
Seeing the material, especially in motion, will allow you to absorb the information and remember it better.
First, write down everything you Know about the topic
Then, write down everything you Want or need to know
Find answers to the last step by reviewing notes, the textbook, or asking classmates and your instructor.
Finally, write down everything you Learned about the topic.
For every one hour spent in class, students are expected to spend two hours outside of class reviewing, preparing, and completing homework.
Often used for just one day or a specific event.
Lists events by importance and urgency.
Indicates the order in which you plan to accomplish the task but not the exact time.
Planners are more specific than a to-do list because you select a precise time or date to complete a task from the to-do list.
Prioritizing To-Do Lists
To-do lists are prioritized by asking three questions:
What is important?
What is urgent?
What is both important and urgent?
Complete tasks in the following order:
1st: Important and urgent (deadlines, commitments like work)
2nd: Important (Preparation, planning, time spent with friends & family)
3rd: Urgent (items that demand attention, but are often in response to others' needs or requirements. Ex: Asking your instructor about tomorrow's test).
Dividing large assignments into smaller tasks that are completed over a span of time rather than all at once. Opposite of cramming.
Procrastination and ways to overcome it
Waiting until the last minute to begin or complete a project
Ask yourself, "What am I avoiding?"
Ask yourself what advice you would give to a friend facing the same problem.
Set up rewards for yourself.
Divide the task into smaller pieces.
Just do it.
Strategies to use before taking a test to ensure success
Importance of distributed practice
List topics or concepts that are still unclear
Avoid last minute panicking
Have all your required materials
Don't sit next to anxious students!
General strategies to use during a test
Use the mind dump method
Survey the test
Read the directions
Use the two-pass method
Mind dump method
As soon as you are allowed to begin, immediately write down formulas, mnemonic devices, specific dates, or names you are afraid you will forget.
Survey the test
Look over the exam to determine its length and which sections are worth the most points.
Then, decide how you will budget your time effectively to get the most points.
Read the directions
Students often skip the directions out of nervousness or haste.
Read the directions, make annotations, and make sure you know your task before writing in any answers.
On the first pass, work straight through the test, from the beginning of the test through to the last question.
When you encounter a question that you don't know, quickly put an answer for it (just in case you run out of time). Make sure you also mark the question by circling the number or placing a question mark in the margin.
If you have time, take a second pass through the exam and look at the questions you marked as uncertain answers.
Strategy for Answering Multiple Choice Questions
Use the four-step process:
1) Cover the answer choices so they won't influence you.
2) Read the questions, annotating the important parts.
3) Formulate your own answer to the question, and jot it down.
4) Use the process of elimination to get rid of answer choices that don't match your answer. Look for wrong answers to eliminate, not the right answer. Select the remaining answer or the one that most nearly matches your answer.
Strategy for Answering True/False Statements
1) If part of the statement is false, then the entire answer is false.
2) Divide the sentence into phrases and place a check mark above true items and an X over false ideas. If you place an X over any part of the sentence, the answer is false.
Strategy for Short Answer Questions
Brief written response required
Clarify length with instructor
Don't leave blank
Strategy for Matching Questions
1) Read the instructions. Sometimes answers can match multiple terms.
2) Do not draw lines to match items. Use the letter or number.
3) Can use process of elimination by answering all the ones you know for certain first.
Strategy for Fill in the Blank Questions
Most difficult to strategize if you don't know the answer
Try to visualize words in text or notes
Strategy for Essay Questions
Requires one or more paragraphs
Must understand question, organize answer, and write succinctly
Annotate the prompt
When is the best time to apply for transfer to another school?
At the beginning of your final semester at Wake Tech.
What kind of documents may you need to submit when you apply to a college or university?
Admissions test scores
Letters of recommendation
Essay or personal statement
Audition or portfolio for Fine Arts
A personal statement is a chance for admissions officers to learn something about you that goes beyond grades, test scores and other objective data and allows you to explain why you would be a valuable addition to the school. Your personal statement also demonstrates your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself. Some schools may either require or recommend one for admission.
Letters of Recommendation
Most colleges will require 2 or 3
They say more than your grades
They contain opinions about your work habits and character
They show that someone supports you
Creating a Positive Online Presence
Use social media to demonstrate positive things that you do (performances, volunteer work)
Create student profile on Linkedin
Connect with schools using Facebook or Twitter
Do a check by Googling yourself
When to ask for letters of recommendation?
Give at least 1 month notice
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