, FEBRUARY 15, You Con Get Better Grades BLYTOEVILLE (ASK.) COURIER NEWS Wttfc HARRY KARNS Let's continue our chat about how to prepare for tests so that they become pleasant rather than harrowing experiences. - We talked about essay exams, the kind in which you are asked to remember and write out the answers to questions. Many of the same methods of preparation apply to what is known as the "objective" exam. This is the kind that merely requires you to recognize and mark the answer. You should prepare lot objective exams by a general review, !° * ea l 'Objective' Exams rings the next time. Some students pile up facts in (heir heads the way junk yards pile up old car bodies. Jn the junk yard, where everything is stamped together in gigantic bales and shipped off to market this habit is all right. IB education, it leads to chaos. The best way is to fit each piece of information into its logical place in the general pattern of your knowledge of the subject. Relate it in some way to other facts and ideas. If you do this, you are prepared for tests of either ability to recognize or as you do with the essay type. . ability to remember correct an- But remember this difference: | swers. The objective test usually requires review with a greater emphasis on specific sta t e°menV S ". J ncertai " «7= ^. Preparation - (,,-„.. u.. .!•_._., . ! for tesfa m ma(h vanes from the procedure we've been talking c...- . L. i . Start by skimming through you material. Keep asking yourself: "What sort of question is the teacher likely to ask about this point, this character, this date?" You practice baseball by throwing and hitting balls. Prepare for exams by tossing yourself questions and hitting them back. If the exam is one covering an entire book, it is good practice to scan the index. Each item can bu used as a cue to remind you of specific facts. When you hit an item that doesn't ring a bell, you have touched a short in your knowledge. Repair it so the bell about. You are confronted in the math lest with a mixed series of problems or exercises. They are not necessarily arranged in (he same order in which they were presented in Ihe textbook. You must keep in mind the processes to be used, but you also must understand the principles involved. You must be able lo SELECT the proper set of principles to be used in the solution of a given problem. Your review for such a lest could involve the following steps: Step One. Go through the materials to be covered and find Ihe principles that apply. Each time you come to a principle, ask yourself: "To what type of problem can this be applied?" And: "How would I recognize the MAIL THIS COUPON TODAY TO THIS NEWSPAPER ************************** TftU oo Math possibility of using this principle to solve a problem?" Step Two. Uo through all the exercises and pick out problems with which to practice. As you attack each problem, a* yourself: "What kind of problem i« this?" "What principles could be applied in working it?" "How would I recognize this?" Exactly what is considered to be the solution?" If your first excursion through the sets of exercises proves ffeo STARR GAZING rough, if you have to refer too often to the aulhor's solved examples, run Ihrough Step One and Step Two again. We didn't promise to do away enlirely with the labor of learning. We promised to organize it and make it easier and show you _ how to improve. And after all, which is simpler—going through Steps One and Two a half dozen times or going Ihrough the same math class twice? We have stressed in these chats time and again how important il it in learning lo be exact. Certainly no field requires precision more than science does. So many of Ihe ideas in science are expressed in numbers and must be understood exactly. In chemistry you must know, ^ without the slightest doubt, the ****" 4 '****************.** * * meaning of molecular weight and how lo balance an equation. ANT PROBLEM SAN DIEGO «t — The (rouble with ants in avocado orchards is send m~ ^s complete booklet on "You CAN Get Bcttir Grades" (Enclosed is $1 j n c h»clc, money order or cash.) By Belt ye IN elk SUn New. 8t.» carr«Don««nt Sure, life begins at 40. Begins lo go the other way. Life at 40 is no spectacular or a feast, it's a predicament. Did I hear someone say, "You can say that again?" After 40 you aren't kidding anybody but yourself when you shout from the roof top that you never felt better in your life. Gawd! What liara a few gray hEijs can make oul of a human being. Middle age, 40 that is, is the time of life when you start looking in the grocery shelves for Ihe food lhat is GOOD for you instead of what you'd really like lo eat. 1 once heard a woman say, who had just reached her 40lh birthday, "Middle a£e is so unlovely." She should appreciate being "just 40." Seconds? Eisenhower, (remember him?) in his last fling to put two cars iri every garage and a chicken in every pot, as did Hoover, really jammed the works. It was Ike who assured everybody that 1960 would be a year of prosperity and a year to remember. Yep, we will a remember 1960, but not the prosperity hfc claimed went with it. If it was such an all fired good year, how come a recession slfpp«d in so early in 1961? How come? And by the way, Hoover got credit for th«t political slogan, but if history serves me right, 'twas Henri IV of France who promised a fowl in Ihe pot of every peasant in the land— on Sundays. Jack Kennedy's g«t a helluva lot of brain work to do to figure out "how come?" and to end the recession which even < Har- vard graduate will have a hard, time getting done. Reminds me of (he middleagc spread, A lol easier lo put on pounds than it is to take 'em off. An amusing incident that happened in my church Sunday brought smiles to the congregation. If you 1 attended <and I hope you did) church Sunday, no doubt but lhal you saw a group of little Cub Scouts seated in their brand new uniforms an the very front pews of the church. The Pack lhat attended our church had a small fry in it lhal slept through songs and preach- in" *nd when Ihe contribution plate was passed, one of the dea- cons hit the youngun in the head as it was being passed back to him. The cute little fellow slept right on. Oh, to be a sound sleeper! Es-, pecially when the contribution [ plate is being passed. that they lack tasle discrimina- vlion. They eat the eggs of both bene- cial and harmful insects, ex- l plains C. D. Gustafson, Univer- . . , „,! sity of California Agricultural Extension Service advisor. The harmful insects being more numerous to start with, thus gain Speaking of kids, Sunday's 72 temperature had all the kids out rollerskating on their Santa Claus skates. „„ j „ . •—•--—- «•-••• , .... . ascendtnce as the beneficial ones I was visUmg with a nend. whldl normally k , hem "* »ho had never had any children. c ,, eck , are e li mina tcd bv the ants | when a little weak knock at Ihe - " i door sounded. In physics the laws must be understood in terms of numerical relationship. The same holds lru« in many areas of th< other sciences. When you prepare for science tests, try the following. 1. Search through your book and your notes for concepts, laws, relationships which need to be understood in terms of numbers. Think about these ideas until you are able to use them in working problems without hesitation, without guesswork. 2. Memorize significant laws and principles. 3. Make up a list of questions to ask yourself. Form these qucs- lions on the basis of questions asked on previous exams. Get them from exercises at (he ends of chapters. Shape them from hints given in lectures. 4. A n s w e r these questions, eilher writing them down or reciting them to yourself. 5. Look for terms the teacher may ask you to define. Study a term until you know exactly the sort of situation in which it could be used. Picture an object or a situation to which the term is related in some important way. 6. Form a pattern for remembering any long lists of names or terms. It is helpful to employ some memory scheme such as caricaturing or exaggerating. But the main thing is to have some system which works for you. The test of the system, naturally, is whether it actually does help you remember. In this and previous chapters we have talked a lol about how to get ready lo take examinations. But getting ready is only a part of the chore. Do you know how lo take an examination? (TOMORRW: How lo (ake an exam.) You can" control avocado pests , , , .under such conditions, Gustafsim My friend opened the door and ! advises. You have to do away there stood a lillle girl asking if with Ihe anls first. she could borrow her skate key. seem to tie tight enough lo hold PAGE You Can't, Mother ail I/an 'uren DEAR ABBY: Our soil i« go- .ing to marry a girl from oft a arm. We Jjke her very much but I wish she had tetter taste. She plans on having a dressmaker copy a wedding gown from a picture she cut out of a magazine five years ago! The gown looks somewhat daled to me. I'd be much happier if she would go to a store and buy a modern, ready-made gown. Our friends are quile fashionable and we don't want our son walking down the aisle with a bride who looks like a country hick. How can I get (his message across to the girl without hurting her filings? MOTHER OF THE GROOM DEAR MOTHER: The se- tecflon of (he bridal gown is Ike privilege of the bride. Bridal gowns need no< be "new" to be lovely. (Many brides proudly wear their grandmothers' gowns.) Trust the girl's judgment. Her "Uste" was good enough to select your son, wasn't if? * » * DEAR ABBY: My husband and I disagree on this: 1 say it is improper for a marired woman to greet another woman's husband with a kiss, furthermore, if a man really loves his wife, he doesn't have to hold still for kisses from other women. My husband says it doesn't mean anything and is not worth making an issue of. I refer to the "Hello, Darling!" business with open arms and hugs and kisses. I am sick of it. t'd like your ideas on the subject. RESERVED DEAR RESERVED; No man has to hold still for a kiss on the lips unless he wants to. But a kiss on the cheek It kardly ground* for * baltk. * • . DEAR ABBY: < have llx>r-~ oughly enjoyed your letters concerning offic. Christmas parlies and might I add a little word of comfort to the wives who think Ihey are so abused? My husband works for a large company and Ihey do notwait for a big event like Christmas— they have a party for everyone who has an anniversary, farewell, promotions, etc. At least once every two weeks my "big executive" has his fling. All 1 can say is more power to the dumb blonde secretary who can squeeze a few treats out of him — that's more than t have been able to do for twenty years. A PARTY WIDOW * * • C 0 N F I D E N . I A L TO BROWN EVES: Don't confess "all" to a man who is as unforgiving as your boy friend appears (o be. * * » "What's your problem?" For a personal reply from Abby, send a self-addressed envelope to ABBY, Box 3365, Beverly Hills, Calif. * * • Coming To Your Package Store Soon? A child's world is a child's world, I always say. for more than two strokes. - - ."* ii.ui i, man ni u auui\t;i3. Then of course we began telling , Ncxt on the agenda wj|1 fae kjte of what WE remembered about s!:ating for the first lime. Our skates weren't lightened with keys. We just lied them on with strings lhat we could never flying. Every tree in town will be a- domed with them by April 1. Kites have a way of always gel- ting caught on tree limbs. COTTON BELT PIGGY-BACK SERVICE x far fast, tow-cosl irt/Kforiilton! HI6 RAI TEAMWORK Norvel E. Knepper «01 S. Elm PhOM PO 3-3183 DEAL'S FABRIC CENTER BARGAIN • WEEKLY BULLETIN! WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEW ITEMS APPEARING EVERY WEEK | On Sale Thurs. - Fri. - Sat. Only Spring Knight Drip Dry Broadcloth DEALS- FABRIC CENTER 123 W. Main, BIytKevilU Who pays for what? For Abby's pamphlel, "How To Have A Lovoiy Wedding," send 50c t* ABBY, Box 3365, Beverly Hiili, Legislator Gets Rocker LITTLE ROCK IT, - The Arkansas Legislature's senior member, 80-year-old William L. War* o( Lee County, got a rocking chair Tuesday. Ward, who has served in the legislature continuously sine* 1917, was given the'chair from a plant at Arkla Village in Emmett, by Grant County Rep. W. R. Sjephens, head of the enterprises. The House adopted a resolution praising Ward, who served six sessions in the Senate before moving into Ihe House 10 sessions ago. Ward accepted the chair, then promptly sat down in it in an aisle. Johnson ANGUS FARM SALE Sardis, Miss. Feb. 20, 1961 Time: 11 a.m. 94 HEAD For catalogs, write: R.W.JOHNSON Jr. Sardis, Miss, phone 461 •^^^^^^^^^^^•M Hudson Slashes Prices Again! PRICE Now Less Than On Famous Name Suits, While They Last Check This Chart For Your Size: Sue |34i35!36|37|38|39.i40|41 J42!43|44;45|46l Price R*9- |3|2|3]2|4|1|1| fl 1 $24.95 Reg. 1 II 15 3! $32.50 Long $24.95 Long Short H3 !2 JJ^ $32.50 I $24.95 Short $32.50 Tremendous Savings - Strictly Cash! Wow is the time to Podcet Big Savings HUDSON CLOIHO - CLEANER - TAILOR Blytheville, Ark.
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