How to study and write for Geography
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How to Study for a Geography Exam
Studying for your geography exam is easy once you make it fun. But don't wait until the night before!
Learner Guide - Geography PDF file
The best part is Section 3: What will be tested? (pp.13-14) Here is a chart of 4 objectives and what they mean. More importantly what you need to be able to do in terms of geographyto meet these objectives: knowledge, understanding and application, skills and inquiry, evaluation and decision-making. For example, did you realize that you might be asked to interpret a range of map and diagram techniques displaying geographical information? Second, most important part is Section 6: Common words/phrases and their meaning. (p31) For example, the word Annotate for geography means to add labels of notes or short comments to a diagram, map or photograph. More than one word is required. Print this list out and use it for study practice for your exams.
Taking Multiple Choice Exams
This resource shows you how to apply the strategies to actual Geography multiple choice questions. Scroll down to the bottom to find out why some answers are wrong on the geography exam.
The Exams: Preparing for Them, and Surviving Them
Great tips. Print this one out. It even includes a section on after the exam, where everyone seems to have a different answer from yours!
How to Prepare for an Essay Exam
Begins with a sample geography essay question! Check out the section on answering essay questions in class!
Tips on Becoming Geo-Savvy - Revising for Geography Exams
Beyond just the usual memory tips you might also want to try PAL (Paired Associate Learning) Find out how it works here.