No one posted here yet and I didn't really have any idea what to post. But Kevin gave me idea. He wrote a post on other one and he asked how useful the cheat sheet was. We slightly talked about this on our facebook group but I think it would be good to discuss here too.
So how was your cheat sheet? My cheat sheet was useless. I didn't look at it once. I memorized the 6 steps in case I didn't bring the cheat sheet. Other information I wrote never actually came out. About Ray Bradbury and others didn't come out. I also thought we had to study for the timeline of the short stories which sets in the future. So I wrote that down.
Post by nadiraamalina on Jan 21, 2013 6:07:05 GMT -5
Yeah my cheat sheet was pretty useless as well. I wrote down the six steps and the ten questions on it because I didn't want to waste precious brain space on memorizing it, and I guess that that was the only thing that I had to take a peep at the cheat sheet for.
After I was done with the exam, then I wished that I wrote down the most important traits of the characters that we studied on the cheat sheet, since I had a bit of trouble with the compare and contrast section, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.
Post by lukejoo1092 on Jan 21, 2013 6:48:50 GMT -5
I sadly agree. I never ended up using my cheat sheet for the whole test. Maybe for some literary terms but hardly even a quarter of what I've wrote on that small piece of paper. For me, I wrote a lot of stuff that I don't know or just can't memorize but it turned out that those were all of the things that were relatively less important than the other stuff. So Ms. Boyd hardly had any of the things I wrote on the test. Yes, maybe this would've helped some people to study more in a sense of pressure but for me it wasn't that helpful. I should have just relied on myself instead of this small piece of unimportant things.
Post by woojongpark on Jan 21, 2013 7:41:47 GMT -5
I think for most people cheat sheet didn't help that much because we memorized the things while we were writing on the sheet. Mine was pretty useless too. By the way, I had little thing to write so I only used one side but that was fine because it didn't help anyways. In the cheat sheet I tried to write the vocab words from the stories we've covered because I really suck at memorizing such things but I never got to use those vocab words because there were no questions about vocab
The cheat sheet didn't really help me at all TT ^ TT The only part that helped was the literary terms and luckily before the test, I wrote my sonnet down on the sheet so I was able to answer the question about the sonnet correctly (I think)
The cheat sheet was both helpful and bad. I spent too much time on short and long answers since I wrote down too much information on the cheat sheet. I didn't want to waste my effort of studying and organizing the information on the cheat sheet and I knew too much unnecessary stuffs. As a result, I couldn't focus much on the 6-steps, which I regret a lot of about. It's okay, I'll be optimistic and maybe i'll hopefully get a better grade for next final.
Like everyone here, I didn't find the cheat sheet useful too. I just looked at that once to see the six steps, and that was all. Ms. Boyd told us to memorize the background information, timeline, and more, but all of those didn't actually came out on the test so my cheat sheet was useless.
Sadly, but its true that cheat sheet wasnt really useful. Wrote so much but used only two literal elements out of it and that was it. Nothing else fro cheat sheet helped. Memorizing all literal elements was really useless too.
I'll bet you anything the entire idea of a cheat sheet was to make us study more. My sheet was good for two questions only. I wasn't sure what to put on the sheet anyway, did Ms. Boyd really say to memorize the timeline/background info?
Haha we talked about this on our facebook group. MY cheat sheet didn't help me with any questions at all. It's funny because I think it could of helped me but when I had memorized all the things that I wrote on the paper so I didn't need to actually read over my little piece of paper. Maybe that was the intention of Ms.Boyd all along. Like Kevin said, she probably just gave it to us to make us study more..
Unlike, some of my classmates, i found the cheat sheet very useful. I mean, it wasn't really helpful as i went back to the test. But, at the front of the exam it helped me very much and almost answered all the questions for me. However, i also agree with kevin's thought. Maybe it was for us to study more and getting it into our head while writing them down on the cheat sheet.
Post by ExtremelyExtremeExtremist on Jan 27, 2013 11:19:58 GMT -5
Cheat sheet was not that useful. I wrote things that are hard to memorize but in the test, most of the things I wrote didn¡¯t come out. After the test, I thought why Ms. Boyd told things that will not appear on the test. I agree that it was to make us study more but also practice ourselves to get a clue what kind of questions will appear in the test. I already felt suspicious and predicted something will happen on test day when Ms. Boyd ordered us to make cheat sheet.
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