As you are preparing for final exams in your online courses, the NOVA Online Student Success Coaches have complied a list of resources to help you as you prepare. If you have questions or would benefit from additional strategies, reach out to a NOVA Online Success Coach today by calling 703.323.3347 or firstname.lastname@example.org. From test taking strategies to time management, they are here to answer your questions and help you access resources that will empower you to navigate the semester and pave your way to a successful academic journey.
Take a moment now and explore the following resources to promote your success:
If you learn best hearing or speaking (auditory learner), you will welcome the workshops offered through Student Lingo. These free workshops are presented online by a facilitator in an engaging format. Each workshop is about 30 minutes use the link above to access the following workshops:
If you prefer to read (visual learner) here are some websites that share testing review tips to help you survive multiple choice and true/false questions on test.
- Multiple Choice Test Strategies: Defining Key Terms can be similar to Multiple Choice Questions. This website offers excellent strategies to help answer your questions: http://www.studygs.net/tsttak3.htm
- True/False Questions: https://www.testtakingtips.com/test/true.htm
If you prefer to be actively involved and busy as you learn (kinesthetic learner) you may enjoy the following study methods:
- Quizlet or Study Stack Apps: Take your practice tests and review your flash cards on the go using these apps which will enable you to create flash cards along with practice tests and quizzes.
- If you prefer, consider the tried and true flash cards made from index cards. This allows kinesthetic learners to flip around the cards, write notes and review at any location, walking, standing or sitting (as with an app). Just flip the cards while you are studying and walk around as you review. Write cues on the cards to help you remember. You can even be creative and develop a game using your flashcards.
If memory/recall is a challenge when studying for your tests, consider exploring the NOVA Online Blogs highlighted below which are focused on strategies to trigger memory:
Stress and anxiety is another common challenge many students experience when testing. To combat your stress, click here to view a short video on stress, facilitated by a former NOVA Online’s PED instructor, Dr. Gamal Aboshadi. It will provide a better understanding of stress and empower you with valuable techniques to promote relaxation as you study and prepare to go to the testing center.
No matter what your learning style, as you plan for success on your next test, be sure to take time to put these resources into action!
Written by Adrienne, NOVA Online Student Success Coach