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The UB March 2011

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Tips for Better Test Taking

When you take a test, you are demonstrating your ability to understand course material. Successful test taking avoids carelessness. These suggestions may help you avoid careless errors.

Prepare: Analyze your past test results.
Each test can further prepare you for the next test. Use your tests for review when studying for final exams.

Arrive early for tests.
Bring all the materials you will need such as pencils and pens, a calculator, dictionary or watch. This helps you focus on the task at hand.

Be comfortable but alert.
Choose a good spot to take the test, make sure you have enough room to work, maintain comfortable posture but don’t “slouch”.
Stay relaxed and confident. Remind yourself you are well prepared and are going to do well. If you find yourself anxious, take several, slow deep breaths to relax. Don’t talk about the test just before it; anxiety is contagious.

Test Taking: Read the directions carefully.
This may be obvious but it may help you avoid careless errors. If there is time, quickly look through the test for an overview. Note key terms jot down brief notes.

Answer questions in a strategic order.
First answer essay questions to build confidence, score points, and mentally orient yourself to vocabulary, concepts and your studies. (It may help you make associations with more difficult questions.)

Then difficult questions
or those with the most point value. With objective tests, first eliminate those answers you know to be wrong. With essay questions, outline your answers and sequence your points.

“The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up."
Dorthy Day

SAT Dates

Test Date
Test
Registration Date
Late Registration Date

5/7/11

SAT I & SAT II
4/8/11
4/22/11
6/4/11
SAT I & SAT II
5/10/11
5/20/11

 

UPWARD BOUND GOES TO THE VERMONT STATEHOUSE

Each year TRiO students and staff from around the state converge on the statehouse to inform state legislatures about TRiO. Antione Masereka, of Winooski high school, is seen above with Terry Reilly, the upward Bound Assistant Director.
TRiO students met with legislators and shared with them their experiences. Students had a chance to observe and learn about the legislative process while it happened.
They were also able to sit in legislative committees and learn how an idea goes from a proposed bill and then into a law.
Staff and students had a long personal visit from Governor Peter Shumlim and Speaker of the House, Shap Smith.
The tour of the historical statehouse was fun too!

Terry and student stand for a picuture infront of a portrait at the state house

Note to Seniors

Seniors, at this time if you have not already completed you Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) you should be working on it now. Prepare to work on your FAFSA with Dr. Ogaldez and Mr. Reilly during weekly meetings to finish your FAFSA.

 

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Vermont
Program Director Dr. Ted Ogaldez
Assistant Program Director Terry Reilly
Office Manager DaveDiElsi
227 Commons L/L, University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-2961 Fax: (802) 656-0055
upbound@uvm.edu
http://www.uvm.edu/upbound/

THE NEXT SATURDAY COLLEGE WILL BE SATURDAY, MAY 7th DON’T FORGET!!!!

 

Just For Fun

kid has fallen on the ground while playing smack a mole. "Whoa! Kenny! Check that temper, Chief! Turtle hiding in shell. "It's my father! Quick! Crawl out the back way!!
turkey looking into window and watching lady stuffing a turkey for dinner., looks back to other turkeys and says "Um..Dont ask..." car with skid marks stopped right behind 18 wheeler, with man stuck to the back of the 18wheeler "Since getting his brakes fixed Marvin has really noticed a difference...

 

 

 

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