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Table of Contents

Reading Techniques ........................................... 9

Introduction ........................................... 9

Skimming ........................................... 9

Scanning ........................................... 9

SOAR .......................................... 10

Note Taking ................................................ 13

Symbols ......................................... 13

Example of note taking on a book ........................ 17

Note taking activity on Community Soledad .............. 19

Time Management ......................................... 23

Introduction ......................................... 23

Your study place ......................................... 24

The study group ......................................... 25

How to use your study time ............................ 26

Breaks during study time ............................ 27

Your reward ......................................... 28

The calendar ......................................... 29

Memorization Techniques .................................. 33

The keyword method .................................. 33

The pegword method .................................. 33

Acronyms ......................................... 36

Acrostics ......................................... 37

Activity on Memorization "List of Presidents" .................... 38

How to Solve Test Problems .................................. 41

Prepare for the exam .................................. 41

Read the directions .................................. 42

How to read test questions ........................... 43

How to use your test taking time .................... 45

How to answer the questions ........................... 45

How to translate text to an equation .................... 46

Activity on word problems ........................... 47

Sample Entry Level Mathematics Question .................... 48

How to Take Tests ......................................... 53

Background of testing .................................. 53

How to solve problems .................................. 54

Using concepts, procedures, and rules ........................ 55

How to take a True/False test ........................... 56

How to take a Multiple Choice test ........................ 57

How to take a Blue Book exam ........................ 58

Tips for essays answers ........................... 60

Text anxiety ......................................... 61

Reading Activity "El Salvador" .................................. 64

Reading Acitivty "Justice for All" .................................. 66

Activity "The Football Player Who Could Not Read" .............. 74

Sample English Placement Test Questions ..................... 78

Sample Entry Level Math Test Questions.......................78

Vocabulary ................................................. 84

How to write a 5 paragraph essay............................85

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