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Quick Tips for Taking Tests

  • Read the entire test through before starting. Be sure you understand the instruction
  • Pace yourself.
  • Answer the easiest questions first, then the ones with the highest point value.
  • Taking a multiple-choice test - first, eliminate the answers that you know are wrong.
  • Taking an essay test - first,  jot down the important points, then organize how you will to cover them.
  • Leave time at the end to look over your work.
  • Check to see if you answered every question. 

Check these sites for more Test-taking Tips

Test Taking Strategies
 

Survival Skills for Taking Tests

http://www.mtsu.edu/~studskl/teststrat.html
 

Prentice Hall's Student Success: The three phases for successful test taking

http://www.prenhall.com/success/StudySkl/testtake.html
 

Seven Strategies for Improving Test Performance

http://www.ucc.vt.edu/lynch/SevenStrategies.htm

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