The Academic Success Centre is serving the Ted Rogers School of Management community virtually in the 2020/21 academic year.
Test & Exam Preparation
How do we best prepare for an exam or test? By using metacognition.
Metacognition is defined as "thinking about your thinking; learning how to learn." When using metacognition, we become consciously aware of ourselves as a problem solvers. This enables us to actively seek solutions to any problems we may encounter!
The Plan-Monitor-Evaluate model will allow us to improve our metacognitive skills (the skills that help us reflect on our own learning) and gain independence as learners.
In this section, you will find tools that will support you in preparing for, writing and evaluating your performance on exams.
Adapted from the following resources:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres. (2018). University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed, external link. Surrey, BC: Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
McGuire, S. Y. and McGuire S. (2018). Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level, external link. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
- PDF filePost-Midterm Reflection - can be used to reflect on any quiz, test or exam
- PDF fileTips to Answer Different Types of Exam Questions
- PDF fileFinal Exam Planning Inventory
- PDF fileTechnology Tips for Online Tests & Exams
Disclaimer: TRSM Academic Success Centre and Ryerson University do not officially endorse the apps and sites listed here, and may not be held responsible for any technological problems that arise from their use. Please use at your own discretion.