TEST TAKING STRATEGIES

  • TEST - TAKING STRATEGIES

    Before the Test

    • Be prepared- Ask what will be on the test so you know what to study.  Also, ask what the make-up of test will it be; multiple choice; fill-ins; short response/essay; etc.
    • Organize yourself- Gather your study materials-textbooks, notes, worksheets, quizzes, and tests.
    • Study- Review the study materials you gathered.  Use special strategies to help you remember the material. Strategies include: making charts, diagrams, or other organizers; drawing pictures; saying the material out loud; summarizing the material in writing; and sharing what you’ve learned with someone.
    • Get a good night sleep.
    • Eat a healthy breakfast.

    During the Test

    • Focus your attention- Listen carefully to the directions, find out how much time you will have to complete the test, and think only of doing your best.
    • Read the test carefully- Make sure you understand each question before answering it. Ask questions, even if you are unsure.
    • Pace yourself- Answer every question, even if you are unsure.
    • Check your work- Review your answers before you turn in the test.

    After The Test

    • Congratulate yourself for doing your best!!