The Best Test-Taking Techniques
Taking tests is the nightmare of almost every student!
How many times have you woken up in the middle of the night because of a nightmare you had where you took a test and failed miserably?
The idea of having to take tests leads to many students to wake-up in the middle of the night in a state of panic. Students become so stressed out that they mess up their exams even though they prepared so hard for it. The key to passing any exam is to plan ahead and to adopt test-taking techniques that will work best for you. So, are you ready to ace your exams? To help you get started, here are several tips for you.
Adopt A Can Do Attitude!
It is vital for students to have a positive attitude before taking any big exam. With a can do attitude, you will more likely to ace your exams. If you think that you will fail, you will fail. If you think that you will pass, you will pass.
Work Out A Study Schedule
By following a daily study schedule, you will be tackling your course material and exam topics easily and methodically. Learning takes time, and by planning, you will feel less stress and anxiety.
It is not fun having to cram a ton of information the night before a big exam, and feeling nervous and scared about failing the exam. Therefore, give yourself enough time to study if you want the guarantee of passing your exams.
Enjoy A Good Night’s Sleep
A good night’s sleep is essential for battling any big exam. In order to emerge victoriously from your exam it is vital that you’re well-rested and relaxed. Trying to cram the night before the test is not a good idea, and will only increase your stress levels. Learning takes time and cramming large chunks of information will only confuse you during your exam.
If you didn’t study at all, than cramming the night before your exam is not going to help you learn weeks of information. Learn to face defeat and accept the fact that without proper studying and planning you’ll will not pass any exam.
Be Attentive And Alert
When you finally sit down to take the test, make sure to read the instructions carefully so you don’t miss anything important on your exam. Don’t rush, read every question and multiple choice answers carefully. Pay attention to these following words used on your test questions: all, always, none, never, except and only. Before looking at the answers, try to answer the question in your mind. Don’t confuse yourself by over-analyzing the question.
Manage Your Time
After reading the instructions, calculate how much time you should spend on each question and act accordingly. If you don’t know an answer, skip it. Continue answering all the questions you do know, and tackle the tricky and difficult questions later. Don’t break your flow at the beginning of the test.
Stay relaxed, if you start feeling nervous take a few deep breaths. Don’t worry about how fast other people are finishing the test, only focus on your own test. Good Luck.