Utah Student Planning Guide Grades 7-8 - page 19

Test Taking
Strategies
1.
Read directions
carefully
before you start!
2.
Glance over the entire
test – is there a side 2?
Know how many items
there are and
pace
yourself
.
3.
Answer
true/false and
multiple choice
items first.
4.
If you get stuck on an
item,
move on
; you can
come back if there’s time.
5.
The first sentence of your
essay should
re-state the
question
and help you
develop an organized
response.
6.
Review all your answers,
checking math, spelling
and other small details
that may need correcting,
but
do not change an
answer unless you are
100% sure!
Are You A Good Test Taker?
Answer these questions –
Y
es or
N
o – to find out!
Y N
1.
Do you make sure that you understand what will be
on the test?
Y N
2.
Do you know the format of the test – multiple
choice, true or false, essay, etc.?
Y N
3.
Do you review the information for the test and jot
down memory aids, formulas or facts that you
might forget?
Y N
4.
Do you stay up late studying the night before a
test?
Y N
5.
Do you feel confident about what you know?
Y N
6.
Do you wait until the last minute before the bell to
arrive for a test?
Y N
7.
Do you listen carefully to directions before
beginning a test?
Y N
8.
Do you hurry to complete the test before everyone
else?
Y N
9.
Do you go back and change answers after you finish
a test?
Y N
10.When you get a corrected test back, do you review
the items you missed?
If you answered
YES …
To items
1, 2, 3, 5, 7
, and
10
, you apparently know how important it is to know what kind of test you’ll be
taking, to review the information using memory tricks that work for you, and to pay attention to the
teacher’s instructions. This should all help you feel more confident and relaxed during the test.
The best answer to the following items is
NO
:
4.
Don’t wait 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 your materials, and to take a deep, relaxing breath.
8.
There aren’t any extra points for being the first to finish, so simply move through the items at a pace
that gives you
time to do your best work
.
10,
You can
learn from your mistakes
, and an old test makes a good study guide for the next one!
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