Help With Multiple Choice Exams
Advice: Especially for the Multiple-Choice Challenged
This site has detailed help provided by the University of Calgary’s Department
for Tests and Exams, Writing
Multiple Choice Tests, and Learning
From Multiple-Choice Exams
The University of Western Ontario's Student
Development Centre has advice to help you prepare for, take, and learn from
Multiple Choice Exams
This document, by The Learning Commons of the University of Guelph, helps you
from preparation through to writing the exam.
for Multiple Choice Exams
More tips and strategies from York University’s Learning Skills Program.
for Multiple Choice Questions
Presents strategic ways to take multiple choice exams.
Writing Term Papers and Research Projects
How do I write up my assignments and
Many of you would have been exposed to MLA (Modern Language Association) style
through high school papers. (MLA style is about the mechanics of writing, such
as punctuation, quotation, and documentation of sources.) However, psychology
term papers and professional journal articles typically require something called “APA
(American Psychological Association) style”. For term papers, APA style
emphasizes the following:
- cite, in appropriate format, all sources of information, or else you are
claiming those ideas as your own and that is plagiarism
- reference, at the end of the paper, all cited sources
The rules have become more complex with the increase of non-traditional electronic
sources, and there are enough rules to warm the heart of any bureaucrat. There
are also different format rules for research projects. However, as a starting
point, you should learn to cite and reference a journal article, a textbook, and
Although there is some information on APA style on the web, the primary source
is the printed Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
(sixth edition), published in 2009. More information about the manual and APA
style can be found on the APA
style website. Be careful about any APA style information you find on the web--it
may be incomplete or outdated! Here are some links to APA formatting information:
APA Research Style Crib Sheet
This is a detailed summary of the rules from the APA Publication Manual (fifth edition).
Guide for Writing Research Papers based on Styles Recommended by The American
Easy to navigate and in question-and-answer format, you can quickly find examples
of citing in your papers and referencing at the end for most sources you will
use in your term papers.
With Style: A Hypertext Writing Guide
This page will help you write research reports that covers everything from
writing style, format and presentation, to detailed hints for each section
of the report. Very thorough.
Style Electronic References
Describes how to cite electronic sources, such as the World-Wide Web, in official
A list of links to sites on APA style from Psych Web.
Your Laboratory Report
Psych Web's tip sheet on the organizational structure for writing up experimental
research in APA style.
Tips for Writing Psychology Papers
Describes types of psychology papers, writing, and editing your paper.
Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.
For those term papers, basic information on style considerations when writing
Online dictionary and thesaurus may be useful for writing your student papers.
General Study and Exam Skills
College Success Discipline site
This resource centre is an excellent source of tools and information for developing
your learning skills.
This online wiki lists a number of topics
that will help you survive your post-secondary education!
Note-Taking for University
Includes strategies for effective listening in lectures, determining what is most important in lectures, and how to take effective notes in class (pdf format).
Traps to Studying
How to avoid the Ten Traps of Studying,
including "I don't know where to begin" and "There's too much
to remember" (pdf format ).
University Time Management
This how-to guide from York University’s Learning Skills Program helps you manage the time you have.
for Improving your Memory
Mind Tools’ site has several articles and techniques to train and enhance
to Promote Academic Success
Has useful links to information on time management, study skills, goal setting,
learning strategies, memory skills and test taking.
You A Procrastinator?
Includes strategies for reducing procrastination.