Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 2, 1963 · Page 29
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 29

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, October 2, 1963
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30 Galesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, HI, Wednesdoy, Oct. 2, 1963 (29) Tips on Making Tests Work for You By The Reading Laboratory, Inc. Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association Before we start today's article, a little perspective will be a good idea. If you have prepared adequately for the test, if you have been studying day by day, you will be able to get a good mark without any trouble. But at the same time, you will be able to raise your score a few points if you know a few tricks of test-making and test-taking. Psychologists have recognized for a long time that some people tend to be better on n test than some others—regardless of In telllgence. This is partly due to the fact that some people work better under stress than others do, but It is also true that some people are simply more test-wise than others. They know how to make a test work for them Take the example of objective tests, that is, true-false tests multiple-choice tests, and so forth. The unsophisticated lest taker starts to answer the first question and works his way through to the end. That sounds sensible, but it really is not. The test-wise student reads the test all the way through before he starts. He is looking to see if the test gives away some answers. Most long objective tests will. For instance, the answer to question 5 (or a good clue to the answer) may be implied by question 20 —or maybe by question 3, 21 and 22, when they are taken together. The true-false tests are another case in point. Watch out for the little but so-important universal qualifiers on the true-false tests. The universal qualifiers are "always," "never," "all," "none," and words like them. The sentence in which they appear is usually false. For instance, we have the sentence, "Men are created equal" — which may be a true sentence. But compare it to: "Men are created equal in all ways." This is obviously false. Some men are smarter than others, stronger than others and so forth. See what a difference the "in all ways" makes?" Be very careful of these little universal qualifiers. You will also run into the standardized mutiple-choice tests. These are IQ tests, vocabulary tests, placement tests and the like that are not made up by your teacher. They are usually printed in regular booklet form. Many of the standardized multiple-choice tests are scored by counting just the right answers. No points are taken off for wrong answers That means that on a 100-questlon test, H you got 40 right and 60 wrong, your score would be twice as high as it would be if you took your time and got 20 right and none wrong~ju"t the right answers are counted. You must be careful, though because some tests — College Boards are one — penalize you for wrong answers. The best thing to do is to ask your proctor how New York Couple Visit at Center Prairie CENTER PRAIRIE—Mr. and Mrs. John D. Favero of New York visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clevc Pennington. Mrs. Fnvcro is a daughter of Mrs. Pennington. Miss Pluma Elbury returned to her home Saturday after spending a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. Van Dran in Galcsburg, after being released from St. Mary's Hospital, where she had eye surgery. Paul Mustain returned home Saturday from the Galesburg Cottage Hospital, where he had minor surgery. Carl Perrion of St. Anne and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graves of Peoria were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Pennington. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Carlson of Galesburg and Mrs. Wayne Carlson spent Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Boostrom in Galva. Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Donnellson, Iowa, and Mrs. Cleora McKirgan spent an afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Carlson. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Carlson of Galesburg wee dinner guests Saturday at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, and Mrs. Wayne Carlson. j His and Hers Programs NEW YORK (AP) — Different programs are handed out at the Broadway farce "Pajama Tops" to male spectators and their distaff companions. The playbill marked "His" has cheesecake photos only of June Wilkinson, the show's star. The one labeled "Hers" has a demurely gowned Miss Wilkinson on the cover, and on inside pages includes pictures of other members of the cast, mostly attired STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION (Act of October 23, 1962; Section 4369, Title 39, United States Code) 1. Date of Filing—October 1, 1963. 2. Title of Publication — GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL. 3. Frequency of Issue — Daily except Sundays and holidays (Veterans Day and Washington's Birthday excluded). 4. Location of known office of publication—140 South Prairie, Knox County, Galesburg, Illinois. 5. Location of the headquarters or general business offices of the publishers—Galesburg, Illinois. 6. Names and addresses of publisher, editor, and managing editor: Publisher—Mrs. Ethel C. Schmith, Galcsburg, Illinois Editor—Charles Morrow, Galesburg, Illinois Managing Editor—H. H. Clay, Galesburg, Illinois 7. Owner (If owned by a corporation, its name and address must be stated and also immediately thereunder the names and addresses of stockholders owning or holding 1 percent or more of total amount of stock. If not owned by a corporation, the names and addresses of the individual owners must be given. If owned by a partnership or other unincorporated firm, its name and address, as well as that of each individual must be given.) Galesburg Printing & Publishing Co., Estate of Omer N. Custer, Estate of Olive F. Custer, Mrs. Beatrice Nirdlinger, Mrs. Ethel C. Schmith, Kenneth Peel, all of Galesburg, Illinois; and Estate of T. M. Cox, Vermont, Illinois. 8. Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securities: (If there are none, so state.) None. 9. Paragraphs 7 and 8 include, in cases where the stockholder or security holder appears upon the books of the company as trustee or in any other fiduciary relation, the name of the person or corporation for whom such trustee is acting, also the statements in the two paragraphs show the affiant's full knowledge and belief as to the circumstances and conditions under which stockholders and security holders who do not appear upon the books of the company as trustees, hold stock and securities in a capacity other than that of a bona fide owner. Names and addresses of individuals who are stockholders of a corporation which itself is a stockholder or holder of bonds, mortgages or other securities of the publishing corporation have been included in paragraphs 7 and 8 when the interests of such individuals are equivalent to 1 percent or more of the total amount of the stock or securities of the publishing corporation. 10. This item must be completed for all publications except those which do not carry advertising other than the publisher's own and which are named in sections 132.231, 132.232. and 132.233, postal manual (Sections 4355a, 4355b, and 4356 of Title 39, United States Code). Average No. Copies Each Issue During Single Issue Nearest Preceding 12 Months To Filing Date A. Total No. Copies Printed (Net Press Run) 23,597 B. Paid Circulation 1. To term subscribers by mail, carrier delivery or by other means. 21,396 2. Sales through agents, news dealers, or otherwise. ... . C. Free Distribution (including samples) by mail, carrier delivery, or by other means D. Total No. of Copies Distributed. (Sum of lines Bl, B2 and C) 23,017 I certify that the statements made by me above are correct and complete. Signature of editor, CHARLES M. MORROW 1,098 523 23,550 21,313 1,131 550 22,994 the test is scored — whether it's a right-minus-wrong test or if just the right answers are counted. If there are no penalties for wrong answers, fill in every blank on the test! Even if you take some wild guesses, the law of averages says that you will get some of them right. Finally, never just give up and leave an essay question blank. That is the surest way to get a zero. Put something down! Make it sound as plausible as you can and you will get some points — perhaps for originality. But never just quit. Remember, that these are all ways to make the structure of the test work for you. They are little tricks that may help you out, but they are no substitute for good, solid preparation. J (NEXT: Summing up.) DeLong 4-Wers Elect Officers DeLONG — Officers of the DeLong Models 4-H Club have been elected as follows: President, Vicki Howerter; vice president, Mary Beth Bates; secretary, Sharon James; treasurer, Jennifer Sanford; reporter, Anna Meier; recreation chairman, Patricia Conover; helper, Karen THE 'BIG 10' OF THE SPACE AGE C UNIVCftSITYOF 0 CALIFORNIA T (ttrfctlty) L MINNESOTA MAWAfift ^ UNIVERSITY (famivMH, Mm.) MASSACHUSETTS UJSTlTUTrOf HNOLOOr mm COLUMIIA UNIVERSITY JNjwYoffc) A STANFORD w UNIVERSITY (Palo Alto, Calif.) UNIVERSITY ILLINOIS (Champoign- I.WIrW.P'HJ \New Windsor Scouts Receive Recognitions Um WINDSOR - Among the 17 boys who attended the regular meeting of Boy Scout Troop 43B fhuriday were the following visitor^ Steven and Gordon Larson, Michael McCready, Jonathan Holmes, Richard Shew and Weston Brown. The following completed BILLIONS FOR RESEARCH—Against the background of Stanford University's new medical center, Ncwsmap above spots the 10 leading universities in the nation in terms of government grants for scientific research. The National Science Foundation estimates that the federal government spent $12.6 billion in 1962 for research and development and that 12 per cent of the total, or about $1.5 billion, went to Institutions of higher learning. Of this $1.5 billion, about 93 per cent of it went to 100 colleges and universities; 38 per cent went to the 10 Institutions shown on map. Federal money tends to go to a limited number of schools because the nature of the work demands large graduate schools and well-equipped laboratories. ser, Ver"a Wilcox and Linda Berry, and program chairman, Sharon Kaser. A talk was given by Patricia Sanford; song leaders," Phyllis Ka- 1 Conover on "Physical Health." A mock official dubbed Lord of Misrule was traditionally named during the Middle Ages to preside during Yuletide festivities in England. The same custom was followed in Scotland where the title of Abbot of Unreason was applied. READ THE WANT ADS! re* quirements for merit badges: Michael McGaughey, scholarship and Neal Bredberg, safety. This meeting was the beginning of the fall roundup for new fnem* hers, Gary Young projected a film on the Boy Scout Jamboree. Following the meeting the group went to the New Windsor park for recreation and a wiener roast with Sam Shannon, assistant scoutmaster, in charge. Oreenbar Patrol meeting will be open for new members Oct. 1. mtim Have a Forkful o'Flavor Mickeuberrvs ^^^^^^^^ ••••••• Worth 50 Top Value with purchase of EXTRA Stamps 2 Packages Kroger Donuts . — r. A A A s '* k A A#V*i*>v>\JlA«A.*ii<f/V«. 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