Monday, September 9, 2013

How to Prepare for an Exam

Getting Started

Preparing for exams can be difficult for a variety of reasons.  These tips can help you be focus yourself (mentally and physically) while studying and during the exam.
  1. Be prepared. Pace your studying throughout the semester rather than waiting until the last minute.
  2. Get plenty of rest and eat healthy meals the days before your exam.
  3. Be positive. You studied thoroughly - you can do well on the exam.
  4. Think actively and logically.
  5. Read the directions carefully and follow them.
  6. Plan your test-taking time.

Ask Yourself These Questions:

  • How long is the test? How much time will I have to complete the test?
  • How many questions are there?
  • What is the point value of each question?
  • Do I need to split my time between multiple choice and essay answers?

Successful Test-Taking Stategies

  1. Answer the questions you know first.
  2. Answer the rest of the questions making sure the exam is complete before you turn it in.
  3. Reread your answers carefully.
  4. Learn from your incorrect answers.  If your exam is returned to you for you to keep, review your incorrect answers and study those concepts in more detail.

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