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PSYC 1010
Rebecca Jubis

PSYC 1010ExamAIDReview Package 3TutorsStephanie Cargnellistef19yorkucaAmanda Sharplesamanda59yorkuca York SOS1 Preface This document was created by the York University chapter of Students Offering Support York SOS to accompany our PSYC 1010 ExamAID session It is intended for students enrolled in any section of Dr Jubis 20102011 PSYC 1010 course who are looking for an additional resource to assist their studies in preparation for the examReferences Weiten WMcCann D 2010 Psychology Themes and variations 2nd Canadian ed Toronto ON NelsonContentsTips for General Midterm Successpage 3 Chapter 7 Human Memorypage 4 Chapter 8 Language and Thoughtpage 12 Chapter 9 Intelligence and Psychological Testingpage 20 Chapter 10 Motivation and Emotionpage 28What is Students Offering SupportStudents Offering Support is a national network of student volunteers working together to raise funds to raise the quality of education and life for those in developing nations through raising marks of our fellow University studentsThis is accomplished through our ExamAID initiative where student volunteers run group review sessions prior to a midterm or final exam for a 20 donationAll of the money raised through SOS ExamAIDs is funneled directly into sustainable educational projects in developing nations Not only does SOS fund these projects but SOS volunteers help build the projects on annual volunteer trips coordinated by each University chapter York SOS 2 Tips for General Midterm SuccessUse mnemonics to remember concepts better An example of a mnemonic would be acronyms For instance knowing the word ocean can help you remember the Big Five personality traits openness to experience conscientiousness extraversion agreeableness and neuroticismDo practice multiple choice questions Doing these practice questions can assess your understanding of what youve learned and can help you identify areas of weakness Practice multiple choice questions are found in textbooks on textbook companion websites andor provided by your professor Psychology Themes and Variations has practice questions in it and on its online companion website httpwwwthemesandvariations2cenelsoncomstudentchapterRead a multiple choice question and try to answer it BEFORE looking at the possible answers Having an answer in mind before looking at possible answers can reduce the chances of being fooled by wrong answersUse logic and process of elimination on multiple choice questions For example if you know that answer A is wrong then logically an answer A and B are correct in the same question must also be incorrect When you dont know the answer eliminating wrong answers as opposed to just random guessing can increase your chances of getting the question rightPractice writing answers to short answer questions If you know ahead of time what the questions will be on the short answer section make a list of essential points you want to include in each answer and practice writing the answer on paper If you dont know what questions will be on the short answer section you could try scanning the material to identify concepts that have enough content to be a possible short answer question Again you can make a list of essential points you want to include in each answer and practice writing the answer on paper Even if the question you thought of doesnt show up on the short answer section doing this can help solidify what you learnedDont spend too much time on a difficult question It is better to move onto easier questions to ensure getting those marks than to get hung up on a difficult question especially when time is limitedGet adequate sleep the night before your test Sleeping at night helps consolidate what you learned during the day into memory so that it is better remembered in future Not only does staying up late the night before a test destroy your concentration during the test the next day but your brain has not effectively learned the materialYork SOS3
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