Tips for Tests

Tips for All Types of Tests:

 Manage your time. It is important to spend time figuring out the correct answer, but DO NOT fixate on one problem or second guess your answer. Answer and move on.

 Practice, practice, practice. Practicing and preparation are vital components to being a successful test taker. If you know that a test will contain more or a variation of a type of question, practice answering those types of questions. This is also a great way to get used to the testing environment and be aware of a time limit, which can be intimidating. With enough practice, your mind will be aware and trained on how much time is appropriate for each question.

 Get to bed on time and eat breakfast. Although this should be every day, it is especially critical before a test. In doing both, you can focus on the test at hand instead of being tired or hungry.

 Be positive. It’s important to have a positive attitude when taking tests, negativity breeds distractions and mistakes. Visualize how you will be rewarded after the test, whether it is a celebratory meal or extra sleep.