chapter  11
Before the Test
Pages 8

There are a great many ways in which you and your students can leverage an upcoming multiple-choice test to maximize their learning. Some of them are tried-and-true methods like a study guide and practice tests or questions, and others are less well known, like studying from the test blueprint. We’ll start down a list of tactics in just a moment. We would like to begin, though, by discussing some key principles that sway our thinking about promoting learning in college classrooms, and that we hope will sway yours, too. One, which has already been discussed at least twice so far in this book, is the formative assessment cycle; another is leveraging existing activities; and a third is scaffolding.