Provincial Achievement Tests

 

Provincial assessments, or Provincial Achievement Tests are exams by the provincial authorities to measure the development of the educative system in each territory independently. These examinations are designed to assess the student’s knowledge in certain fields, which differs by Province, although they are very similar.

The structure of the test varies according to Provincial regulations, but it generally evaluates mathematics and English.

The test scores count toward final grades, which means that they also have an impact on student’s chances of getting into college.

In most provinces these tests are offered in both Official Languages, English and French. Continue reading “Provincial Achievement Tests” »

High School Equivalency Exams – The Complete Guide

What are the High School Proficiency Exams?

High School Proficiency tests are designed to asses if a person has the academic abilities equivalent to a High School.

The certification obtained through these tests is the same as a high school diploma, and gives you the ability to access a jobs and opportunities generally  outside your reach without a high school education, or to enter a college course and continue an academic program.

CHSPE     GED     HiSET     TASC

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How to Answer Listening Comprehension

Listening Comprehension Tips and Tricks

Listening Comprehension tests are a kind of standardized evaluations that have a spoken passage or conversation, followed by multiple-choice questions from the passage. Continue reading “How to Answer Listening Comprehension” »

What your Professor wants to see on your Exam

I​t sounds like such an easy question: “What does your instructor or teacher want to see from you on your test paper?” And the easy answer: “He wants to see the right answers.”

H​owever, it’s a bit more complicated than that. What an instructor really wants is to see that you are grasping the material and making an attempt to get as much as possible from the course. That’s it in the proverbial nutshell. More specifically, here are 14 things that you can show your instructor in order to truly impress him when you turn in your exam paper. Continue reading “What your Professor wants to see on your Exam” »

My Test Prep Tip – Make a Study Plan

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Shaily Turner
Ottawa, Ontario

As a nursing student right out of high school, I felt overwhelmed and extremely unprepared for the amount of reading required of me. It was vital that I learned effective ways to divide and conquer material in the most effective manner.  After attending multiple “learning strategy” classes and with the help of a learning strategist at my school, I gathered the information given to me and created a personalized study success plan. Continue reading “My Test Prep Tip – Make a Study Plan” »

Studying with your Senses

 

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Raegan Reiter
Calgary, Alberta

Over the years that I have been in school, I have realized that studying is like an art. Truly effective studying takes practice, commitment and a willingness to change what you are used to. There is no “one-size-fits-all”, but with a little experimentation, anyone can find the perfect method for themselves. A great studying strategy requires a combination of efforts that will be different for every individual. But the universal key that most of us do not know or utilize, is that you must study with all of your senses. Yes you read right, all of your senses, and I will tell you why. Continue reading “Studying with your Senses” »

My Test Prep Method

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Arianne Stevens
Pueblo, CO

Studying is a challenging task to accomplish sometimes especially if you are someone who gets distracted or bored easily. It can also be an obstacle if you wait until the last minute and try to cram all the information into your brain the day before the exam. At the age of 22 I am guilty of all of these and am still trying to find a way to perfect my studying. (How to Cram – If you have to) Continue reading “My Test Prep Method” »

How to Study – Make a Study Plan

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Henry Nnaemeka Bernard
Ottawa, Ontario

There are various ways to apply in preparation for a test. The best method I have applied, which has always been of immense aid in my test preparation are prudently explained in this essay. Over the years, I have followed this preparation method, most especially, for a test I had difficulty understanding the subject when it was taught in class. The system I use is followed in a very meticulous way because it is reliable, it is time saving, and it is easy to remember. Continue reading “How to Study – Make a Study Plan” »

Learn it – Say it Out Loud!

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Michelle Chou
Montreal, Quebec

My best study method might not be the most common way to conventional studying. I don’t go to the library and bury myself in books or cram the night before the exam. Instead, I talk to myself. That may seem weird or a bit like a sign of mental distress, but I promise it works wonders. Talking out loud can help with memory retention, summarizing information and making connections with the test material. Continue reading “Learn it – Say it Out Loud!” »

Best Study Skill: A Break with a Twist

2017 – 2018 Scholarship Entry – Test Preparation Essay
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Laura Douglas
Montreal, Quebec

There are countless different study habits and learning styles: some people spend hours in the library reading over notes, others create flashcards on their phone, others drink seven energy drinks and stay up all night. Some study habits are better (and healthier) than others, but in the end there are still a lot of options, and it can be hard to find the method that is right for you. Continue reading “Best Study Skill: A Break with a Twist” »