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Step 2: Clarify what’s being asked.
If necessary, rephrase the question
Step 3: Select a strategy
Trial & error, search, deductive reasoning, knowledge-based,
Step 4: Solve using the strategy
Step 5: Review the answer
KUDOS method for solving work problems:
K = Known
U = Unknown
D = Definition
O = Output
S = Substantiation
Physics exam prep tips:
Stay ahead of the game
Make a cheat-sheet
Know the format of the test and information that’s fair game
Make a mock exam
Attend the review session
Get help early
Exam taking tips:
Arrive early and prepared
Listen & Read instructions carefully
Memory dump first
Skim the test and form a plan
Answer questions sequentially
Apply the guessing rule
Scan all the choices
Avoid word confusion
Beware of absolutes
Understand the question
Answer the whole question and only the question
Watch your time
Show partial work
Don’t forget units
Don’t be fooled by blank space
Rapid Study Kit for "Title":
Core Concept Tutorial
Problem Solving Drill
Review Cheat Sheet
"Title" Tutorial Summary :
Problem solving doesn’t just apply to working out physics problems. It applies to many academic and real life topics. This tutorial gives a very general outline to help attack any type of problem. A common difficulty with science classes is the dreaded word problem. The KUDOS method gives the student a place to start and a step by step method to begin the solution. KUDOS stands for known, unknown, definition, output, and substantiation. In addition to problem solving, this tutorial give hints to succeed on tests. Multiple choice, free response, and essay tips are all covered.
Specific Tutorial Features:
Step by step examples to help apply problem solving techniques.
Graphic organizers to help convey the problem solving tips discussed.
Concept map showing inter-connections of new concepts in this tutorial and those previously introduced.
Definition slides introduce terms as they are needed.
Visual representation of concepts
Animated examples—worked out step by step
A concise summary is given at the conclusion of the tutorial.