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This document was created by the York University chapter of Students Offering Support
(York SOS) to accompany our KINE 1000 Exam-AID session. It is intended for students
enrolled in any section of KINE 1000 2010/2011 who are looking for an additional
resource to assist their studies in preparation for the exam.
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in Kinesiology. Toronto, ON: McGrawHill.
What is Students Offering Support?
Students 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 students.
This is accomplished through our Exam-AID initiative where student volunteers run
group review sessions prior to a midterm or final exam for a $20 donation.
All of the money raised through SOS Exam-AIDs 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
Tips for General Midterm Success
Use 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
Do practice multiple choice questions. Doing these practice questions can assess your
understanding of what you’ve learned and can help you identify areas of weakness.
Practice multiple choice questions are found in textbooks, on textbook companion
websites, and/or provided by your professor.
Read 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 answers.
Use 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 don!t know the answer, eliminating wrong
answers (as opposed to just random guessing) can increase your chances of getting the
Practice 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 don’t 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 doesn’t show up on the
short answer section, doing this can help solidify what you learned.
Don’t 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 limited.
Get 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 material.