Test Taking Tips

Preparing In Advance

  • Study well before the test. Make a study schedule to set aside time to go over material.
  • Buddy up! Work with family, friends, or classmates that will help you study.
  • Take a break. Try to take a 10 minute break every hour.
  • Remember to relax, this helps your brain function better.
  • Pay attention in class! You do not want to miss important material or helpful test hints.
  • Do all practice questions provided by your teacher or textbook.
  • If your teacher has a review after school, stay for it to study.

Preparing the Day Of the Test

  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before. Your brain needs rest to be prepared for your test.
  • Have proper meals before the test day.
  • Have your test taking materials ready ahead of time.
  • Listen to your favorite tunes. It can help you calm down and increase your ability to focus for about 15 minutes.

Taking the Test

  • Go into the test thinking positive!
  • Take deep breaths to keep calm.
  • Read the questions carefully, reread questions twice and underline key words.
  • Do the easier questions first. This will build confidence and keep you calm.
  • Circle any questions that you need to go back to.
  • Go with your first answer.
  • Use logic when you’re stuck on a multiple choice question and narrow the answers down by eliminating ones that don’t make sense.
  • Review your answers when you’re done. If it is multiple choice (4 answers), you have a 25% chance of getting it right if you don’t leave it blank.