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Developing Good Study Habits

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It’s important to develop good study habits from the very beginning.  You should try to study some almost everyday.  This is more effective than trying to cram a lot of studying into one day.  If you are going to study for a longer period of time, you should take a break every two hours.  Break for at least 10 minutes, and 20 to 30 minutes if you are getting tired.  In a longer study session, you won’t remember the information you cover at the end.

     Cover the same topic over several days.  Do your reading on a topic before you go to class, so you are familiar with the material when you hear it from an instructor.  Follow up the reading and the class with practice questions from more than one source.

     Another useful tool is flash cards.  If you are going to make them yourself, you need to start at the beginning of the class.  Starting even a few classes into the course will become very time consuming.  Once you have flash cards, either made or purchased, alternate how you go through them.  The first time, look at the word or phrase and guess the definition.  The next time, look at the definitions and guess the terms.  Either way, if you get one wrong, put the card on the bottom of the pile, so you keep coming back to it until you know it.  If you get it right you can set it aside until the next time you study.

     Your two most important areas of concentration are learning vocabulary and getting practice answering questions.  If you get a question wrong, make sure you understand WHY you got it wrong.  Rather than reading an entire chapter again, read over the parts of chapters that you realize you don’t understand when you’re answering questions.




(Answers at the bottom of the newsletter – No looking ahead!)


Question 1


Sue is a salesperson for Bayside Real Estate Co. in Ocean City.  She gets 55% of the selling commission for selling a house listed with Bayside, and 52% for selling a house listed with another company.  One of her buyers is deciding between an oceanfront house listed with Seashell Realty for $320,000 with a 3% selling commission, or a Bayside listing three blocks inland for $240,000 with a 3.5% selling commission.  Assuming the buyer pays full list price, how much more would Sue get in commission if she sells Seashell's by the seashore?


            A.  $912.

            B.  $372.

            C.  $1200.

            D.  $624.


Question 2


A builder plans to divide a 54-acre property into building lots.  He will use 535,000 square feet for streets and community amenities.  Under the local zoning laws, each lot must be at least one-quarter of an acre.  What is the maximum number of houses that can be built?


            A.  41.

            B.  42.

            C.  166.

            D.  167.


Question 3


A 35 year old building has an estimated useful life of 50 years.  It has an estimated replacement cost of 140,000 dollars.  What is the depreciated value of the building under the cost approach?


            A.  $42,000.

            B.  $60,000.

            C.  $98,000.

            D.  $140,000.


Question 4


What are the taxes on a $134,000.00 house if properties are assessed at 40% of market value, and the tax rate is $3.50 per hundred dollars of assessed value?


            A.  $536.00.

            B.  $1876.00.

            C.  $4690.00.

            D.  None of the above.


Question 5


A contract of sale requires the seller to install new carpeting in the living room and dining room.  The living room is 18'6" x 14 and the dining room is 10' x 12'3".  The carpeting costs $18.00 per square yard.  What will be the total cost?


            A.  $763.00.

            B.  $766.80.

            C.  $2289.00.

            D.  None of the above.


Question 6


Andrew nets $118,800.00 out of the sale of his house after paying 10% of the sale price in commission and other closing costs.  If the house sold for 10% more than what he paid, what was the original purchase price?


            A.  $117,612.

            B.  $118,800.

            C.  $120,000.

            D.  $132,000.                                                                                                                    Answers




(Click here for explanations)


Question 1 – B     Question 2 – C     Question 3 – A


Question 4 – B     Question 5 – A     Question 6 – C




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