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COLL 202. Preparing for the Minnesota Teacher Licensing Exam in Writing

Credits: 1
Department: Academic Support Department
Description: Theoretical underpinnings of the teacher certification examination in writing, focusing on standards that frame the exam, working through "basic skills" exams, and the patterns and problems inherent to such exams. Sources and symptoms of test anxiety and management tools. Designed for pre-service teachers.
Credits Note: Can be repeated.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: Both

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify meta-cognitive strategies for test-taking
2. Describe their own test-taking abilities and potential barriers to success
3. Construct and demonstrate new techniques for developing memory
4. Differentiate ways to quickly access mental schema and probe prior knowledge
5. Make connections between their stores of knowledge and the questions they are asked on exams
6. Develop strategies to become more fluent readers with stronger comprehension skills
7. Apply the six traits of writing essays so that the person scoring their exam can recognize their writing skills

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