before you start!
test – is therea side 2?
If youget stuckonan
comeback if there’s time.
The first sentenceof your
Reviewall your answers,
andother small details
answer unless youare
Answer these questions –
o – to find out!
Do youmake sure that you understandwhatwill be
on the test?
Do you know the format of the test –multiple
choice, true or false, essay, etc.?
Do you review the information for the test and jot
downmemory aids, formulas or facts that you
Do you stay up late studying the night before a
Do you feel confident about what you know?
Do youwait until the lastminute before thebell to
arrive for a test?
Do you listen carefully to directions before
beginning a test?
Do you hurry to complete the test before everyone
Do you go back and change answers after you finish
10.When you get a corrected test back, do you review
the items youmissed?
If you answered
1, 2, 3, 5, 7
, you apparently know how important it is to knowwhat kind of test you’ll be
taking, to review the information usingmemory tricks that work for you, and to pay attention to the
teacher’s instructions. This should all help you feel more confident and relaxedduring the test.
Thebest answer to the following items is
Don’twait to “cram” the night before a test. Study over a period of days, then review the night before. A
good night’s sleep
will help you think clearly during the test.
6.Arrive in plenty of time
to get settled, organize yourmaterials, and to take a deep, relaxingbreath.
There aren’t any extra points for being the first to finish, so simplymove through the items at a pace
that gives you
time to do your best work
learn from your mistakes
, and an old test makes a good study guide for the next one!