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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

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

Seven Strategies for Improving Test Performance

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