Test corrections are the single biggest way to raise your grade in my class. For example, if you got a 70% on a test (C-) and do all of your corrections correctly, you would get 15% added back to your grade. That would change your grade to an 85% (B). If you got a 50% (F), you could raise it to a 75% (C). TEST CORRECTIONS ARE HUGE!
Here’s how to do them…
#1. Write out the question you got wrong word for word.
#2. Answer the question correctly by writing both the letter of the answer, and the answer itself.
Example of a good answer: C) Newton’s First Law
Example of a bad answer: C
#3. Write the page number in the book where the answer can be found. Glossary is not a page number. You must find the page number inside the chapter being tested.
Note: there will be times when tested material is from class notes instead of the textbook. In this case, you would write, “NOTES,” instead of a page number.
#4. Staple the corrections on top of your test and turn it in the next day. Test corrections must be written on a separate sheet of paper – do not make corrections directly on the actual test.
Here is an example of a quality test correction:
If the test question were: #5. Name the first layer of the Earth. A. Lithosphere B. Stratosphere C. Crust D. Asthenosphere
The corrections would look exactly like this…
#5. Name the first layer of the Earth.
If any part is missing, NO credit is given for that correction.