February 2002 Issue
Student Study Skills Tips
By Lucy MacDonald, Chemeketa Community College
How my erasers saved my grade!
"I was shocked to have done all that studying only to get a D on my first test!" one of our nursing students complained. So the study skills instructor sat down with the nursing student to review the test. The first step was to list all the question numbers that were wrong. The second step was to analyze and categorize the types of wrong answers. The first kind of wrong answer to look at was "the changed answer". We listed the number of questions that the student had wrong and the percentage of these that we originally correct, but she had used her erasure to change to the wrong answer.