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Practicing College Learning Strategies 7th Edition by Carolyn H. Hopper – Test Bank

Test III Information Processing

Chapters 6-8

At the beginning of this test, your instructor will deliver a lecture. In the space below take notes using the question in the margin system as we discussed in class and in the text. (5 points)

Score on Test I____________ Score on Test II____________ Daily Average ____________

 True/False. Write true or false in the blanks. (1 point each)

_________________1. When forming a study group, it is important that each member has similar goals.
_________________2. When taking notes a good rule of thumb is to write no more than you need to remember what is being said.
_________________3. The difference between memorizing and learning is that in learning you must reflect and create something of your own beyond the information and actively test your hypothesis.
_________________ 4. Words tend to stay in the memory longer than visual images.
_________________5. It is important that you identify your learning style and study use only that style.
_________________6. You get immediate feedback on how you are doing when you use recitation.
_________________7. It is important to mark or highlight information in textbooks as you are reading it the first time so that you will know what questions to write in the margins.
_________________8. Edgar Dale discovered that the highest level of learning usually comes when they teach someone else.
_________________9. Two important study strategies for global learning students are to survey a chapter before reading it and to try to visualize the material.
_________________10. You are responsible for what goes on in class even if you miss class for a good reason.
_________________11. The points earned on Exploring College Life activities count as homework (daily average) points.

Multiple Choice: Select the best answer. Put the letter in the blank. (1 point each)

________ 1. Reflecting involves

  1. thinking about ideas and how they fit with other things you are learning.
  2. making the ideas personal.
  3. considering how you might use an idea in real life.
  4. d. all of the above

_________ 2. Auditory learners learn best when they

  1. touch or are physically involved in what they are studying.
  2. hear or say out loud what they are studying.
  3. can see an illustration as someone talks about what they are studying.
  4. all of the above

_________ 3. When taking notes, you should

  1. write down everything the lecturer says.
  2. write as much as you can possibly write without getting too far behind
  3. write only what you need in order to remember important points.
  4. never interrupt the lecturer with a question.

_________ 4. Good study strategies for auditory learner include

  1. tape recording questions and answers written in the margin of notes and texts.
  2. discussing the material with other students.
  3. reciting flashcards.
  4. all of the above

_________ 5. Recitation involves

  1. repeating the exact words that are in your textbook.
  2. repeating the exact words of your professor.
  3. saying the idea out loud in your own words.
  4. reviving someone using mouth to mouth.

_________ 6. Re-reading

  1. is a quick efficient way to review a chapter.
  2. is better than reciting because you cover more material.
  3. should always be done before major tests.
  4. none of the above

Part IV. List two ways you can improve your listening. (1 point each)

  1. _______________________________________________________________
  2. _______________________________________________________________

Part V. Multiple Intelligence. Identify which intelligence is primarily being used for the following by writing the name of the intelligence in the blank. (1 point each)

_____________________ 1. You like playing sports and building things.

_____________________ 2. You are good at computing numbers in your head.

_____________________ 3. You like writing essays and poetry

_____________________ 4. You like to study in a group.

_____________________ 5. You remember things by making a song out of it.

_____________________ 6. You are good at drawing pictures to illustrate ideas.

Hemispheric Dominance. Identify the following as predominant analytic or predominant global brain characteristics by placing A (for analytic) or G (for global) in the blank. (1 point each)

________ 1. Needs to see the big picture.
________ 2. Needs to know the rules.
________ 3, Does things in order and puts it away before starting a new task
________ 4. Does things in a random order
________ 5. Wants to see it, touch it, feel it
________ 6. Makes decisions based on facts
________ 7. Makes decisions based on emotions and feelings

Personal Learning Profile (1 points each)

List two reasons why it is important that you know your learning style.





I process information mostly _______________________ (analytic, global, or both sides).

The sensory modes of learning in order of dominance for me are

(1)__________________, (2) ______________________, (3) ___________________.

My two strongest intelligences are ____________________and __________________.

Considering my preferences listed above, two good strategies for me to use when trying to learn new material are


  1. _______________________________________________________________

Dr. James Zull says that although the brain is immensely complicated, it basically carries out four basic functions if we wish to use our whole brain. List the four functions. (2 points each)

  1. _________________________________
  2. ________________________________
  3. ________________________________
  4. ________________________________

Question in The Margin Guide

The question in the margin systems for notes in the classroom and for textbook reading are both basically a three stage process: 1. Gathering the information (Input), 2. Processing the information, and 3. Activating the Information. Using the chart below name and explain the STEPS involved for each. Explain in detail so that someone who has not taken this class can use it as a guide. (The numbers indicate the least possible steps you may name. You may wish to add other steps that you feel are necessary or helpful.) Use the chart on the following page. (28 points)

1. 1.
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.
1. 1.
2. 2.

Question in the margin and the learning principles. One reason the question in the margin system works so well for students of all learning styles is that it uses many of the learning principles.

Listed below are the 10 learning principles.  Choose 5 and explain in detail how that principle is used in the question in the margin system. (2 points each)


Intent to Remember

Basic Background


Meaningful Organization





Distributed Practice

Read the following paragraph. (4 points each part)

  1. Illustrate how to mark your textbook using the question in the margin method.
  2. Then map the passage in the space below.

Food and Mood: The Role of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats and Sugars

The four food groups act on mood and the brain in the following ways. Protein (found in meat, legumes, tofu) contains an abundance of the amino acid, L-tyrosine, which produces dopamine, nor epinephrine and epinephrine. These neurotransmitters are known for their ability to increase levels of alertness and energy and stable memory.

Complex carbohydrates (found in vegetables, grains, fruits) contain an abundance of the amino acid, L-tryptophan, which is necessary to produce serotonin leading to a sense of relaxation and comfort.

Fats (found in daily meats and oils) are important for the production of acetylcholine which is crucial for memory formation and generally maintaining a healthy brain. An absence of acetylcholine lends to the breakdown of neural membranes and advanced aging. Simple carbohydrates (sugars a quick energy boast, but without “time-release” quality of complex carbohydrates which provide glucose for longer periods. Sugars alone lead to sluggishness.


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