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Part 1 - Plan

Timeliine

02 November - Make an account, find a topic and research on the topic.
09 November - Start on planning (Part 1)
16 November - Finish planning and work on information (Part 1 and 2)
23 November - Work on information (Part 2)
30 November - Work on information (Part 2)
07 December - Work on information (Part 2)
14 December - Work on comment and contribution (Part 3)

Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

1. Be proactive - Take responsibility for your life. I will take responsibility to finish this project and try my best.
2. Begin with the end in mind - Define your mission & goals. I will finish my project since I have started it.
3. Put first things first - Prioritize and do the most important things first. I will do the most important thing first, even if its very boring. I will finish the project before relaxation.
4. Think win-win - Have an attitude where everyone can win. I will make my project to a very high standard because everyone can do good job and I have to make mine outstanding.
5. Seek to understand, then to be understood - Listen to people sincerely. I will listen to the suggestion from teachers and friends. So I can improve my project.
6. Synergize - Work together to achieve more. I will contribute to others as they will make contribution on mine. We can improve the project by helping each others.
7. Sharpen the saw - Renew yourself regularly. I will research for more information and expand my knowledge.

Seven Principles for setting Goals

1. Desire - I will finish this project with high desire.
2. Written - I will write the whole project with my own words
3. Plan to deal with resistance - I won't fail the project even if I have major problems.
4. Deadline - I will finish my project before the deadline and follow my timeline.
5. Planning - I will plan what to do each week, so I won't hurry before the deadline.
6. Mental Picture - I will let the reader create their mental picture when they are reading my project
7. Persistence - I will finish the project

SMART Goals

Specific - Well defined. Clear to anyone that has a basic knowledge of the project.
Measurable - Know if the goal is obtainable and how far away completion is. Know when it has been achieved.
Agreed Upon - Agreement with all the stakeholders what the goals should be.
Realistic - Within the availability of resources, knowledge and time.
Time Based - Enough time to achieve the goal. Not too much time, which can affect project performance.

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Multiple Choice Exam Preparation

Things that you and your parents should do
1. Make a study timetable and study regularly.
2. Make sure you rest after a long time of studying.
3. Relax.
4. Parents tell the student to relax.
Things that you and your parents shouldnt do
1. Study until the last minute and unregularly.
2. Study for a long period of time without resting.
3. Giving yourself a lot of pressure and making yourself nervous.
4. Parents giving a large pressure on the students, making them nervous.

Tips For Revising

1. Visit the learning style site, and figure out your learning style.
2. Find a nice environment for studying, such as library. The place for you to study needs to be quiet, has a suitable temperature and no distraction.
3. Use your learning style to draw up a revision plan.
4. Start to revise.

Make sure you have the equipments that you need for the exam. such as calculator, pencil, eraser.

During Multiple Choice Exam

1. Read the exam instuction carefully before the exam. The exam instructions may include, what colour of pen you should use, how much time you have to finish the exam, where to answer the question. If you do not read carefully, you may lose marks on thing that you will regret later on.
2. Quickly skim though the exam and estimate the time that you have on each question. Make sure you have enough time to finish the exam and make sure you have enough time to double-check you answer
3. Read the exam question carefully, and underline the keywords if the time is available. Multiple choice exams are usually tricky with traps. The words such as always, usually, sometimes usually traps people. Lookout for the word "NOT".
4. Answer the easy questions that you definetly know the answer first and answer the hard questions that you are not sure at the end. Make sure you make circle the question number if you are skipping a few questions, so you won't forget to finish those questions at the end of the exam.
5. Check that you are answering on the right number if you are asked to answer on seperate answer paper. A little mistake can make you lose a large amount of marks.

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Answering True or False Question

1. Words like: All, none, always, never. Generally make the statement false.
2. Words like: Most, some, usually, seldoim. Generally make the statement true.
3. A true statement is ALL statements in the question matches the fact, otherwise it's a false statement.
4. Look out for these words: All-most-some-no, Always-usually-sometimes-never, Great-much-either-no, More-equal-less, Bad-good, is-is not.

If More Than One Answer Seems Correct

1. Read the question again, make sure you fully understand what the question is asking for.
2. Think again for a trick question.
3. Find the answer which has bigger possiblity.
4. Trust your feeling.
Sometimes, a question might have more than one answers. Check how many points this question worth. If the question worth 2 points, there might be two different answers. So, you should choose both answer.

Take a chance

Remember, out of a multiple choice question, there is always a chance of you getting the correct answer even if you do not know for sure. For example, a multiple-choice question with four possible answers give you a 25% chance of getting the correct one. The purpose of this paragraph is to encourage you to take that chance, even if you are unsure of yourself. Most exams do not, or penalize very little from you if you get the wrong answer. Go for it.

Extra Tips For Answering Trick Questions

1. Lookout for the words such as 'a' and 'an'. If the word 'an' appears in the question, the answer should start with vowels.
2. The answer shouldn't be repeated throughout the same test.
3. Choose the answer that you are more familiar with. If you are learning the topic on respiration system, the answer shouldnt be about stomach, kidney, etc.
4. Try to find the odd one out.

Look Back Over All The Papers

1. Analyze what did you do well - Keep up the thing that you do well and do the same thing next time.
2. Analyze the areas of improvement - If you didnt do something well in this exam. Try to improve the weakness, so you can get a better grade for the next exam.
Record your strongness and weakness on the seperate paper and dont lose the paper. Read over it before your next exam, so you can get a better grade.

Example Test from http://www.kvhigh.com/learning/testtips.html


Test-Wiseness Practise Test

After you have learned the test wiseness tricks for multiple choice tests, try them out on this quiz. (It's easier than it looks!)
1. The answer to this one refers to an a) overture b) mountain c) building d) misnomer
2. In which pifflerock did the zorkrans inkle? a) gi hien b) gis inkle c) gish frankel d) gishen fronks
3. If there were a question here, which would be the correct answer? a) vanquished b) victorious c) conquered d) defeated
4. Hixek norfolken piffle? a) Hiku nippon ibitus b) Efil Yadlan Ruoj c) Yokon Gnithol d) Ikkek zippo unkerzotz notiaplan hipposlump enslife yolent
5. Dome ukerland dimmel? a) Nepal b) Canada c) Britain d) United States
6. Zarfarkle, en Ko day? a) Henkledorf b) Ricktoffen c) Ifetain d) Krator
7. The correct answer here is a) soveriegn b) glucose c) maveric d) masculinne
How did you do? If you can score that well on a test where none of the questions make any sense, imagine how well you can do on a test for which you actually studied! Remember: relax, stay calm, answer every question, do not spend too much time on any one question, and guess wisely when you have to guess.
Answer Key to Test Wiseness Test
(No peeking until you're finished!)
1 = a
Only "overture" works to complete the sentence, because the sentence ends with "an"
2 = b
The "inkle" in the question is repeated in answer (b)
3 = b
Victorious is the "odd one out" because the other three answers all mean "defeated"
4 = d
the last alternative is significantly longer (added detail usually indicates right answer)
5 = a
Nepal is "odd one out"; other three are all English-speaking, Industrial countries
6 = c
when there is nothing else to go on, choose "(c)" because many teachers use "(c)" more than any other letter
7 = b
(b) "glucose" is the only one spelt correctly. Teachers often proofread a test by reading the question and the correct answer, so remaining typos usually indicate wrong alternative

Bibliography

1. Cambridge students revision tips, University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate 2009. <http://www.cambridgestudents.org.uk/examtime/revisiontips/>
2. Social Phychology Network, 1996-2009, S. Plous. <http://www.socialpsychology.org/testtips.htm>
3. Multiple Choice Test Taking Tips, 2003-2009. <http://www.testtakingtips.com/test/multiple.htm>
4. Tips for Taking Multiple Choice Tests, Robert Runt. <http://www.kvhigh.com/learning/testtips.html>

Grade

EVALUATION
Student (Self) Evaluation
- At the end of the project, students must assess their own work and post results in the DISCUSSION section.
25% = Part 1 = Information and bibliography = 24
25% = Part 2 = Contributions and Comments = 24
25% = Part 3 = Planning = 25
25% = Layout, appearance and design = 25
OVERALL MARK = 98

Teacher Evaluation - At the end of the project, Mr Watson will assess the student's work and results will be posted in the DISCUSSION section.
25% = Part 1 = Information and bibliography =
25% = Part 2 = Contributions and Comments =
25% = Part 3 = Planning =
25% = Layout, appearance and design =
OVERALL MARK =

Grade Scale
A* = Outstanding/ Excellent
A = Very Good
B = Good
C = Satisfactory
D = Needs attention
E = Poor
F = Very Poor