Most of us, when we take a class, feel that we know the material, but we struggle expressing what we've learned to the assignments and tests used to evaluate out knowledge. Having taught at universities and community colleges for the last 15 years, I've written multiple choice and written exams, and assembled documents for primary source based essays in History, Film and Ethnic Studies, and a variety of social science related courses. As a result of this experience I can explain the objectives that instructors use when they design the student evaluation process. In response I've developed brainstorming techniques and organizational exercises that can help you or your child reconcile the content that you know to the tests that are being used to measure your achievement. While my teaching experiences are on the higher education level, my exercises are adaptable to middle and high school courses, as well as to preparation for state and nation wide standardized tests. When students come to my session having caught up on the readings and lectures, I can make that preparation show up on their assignments.
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