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Test Taking Strategies

Test taking strategies

Getting Started

         Here are a few things to do before taking an exam.

  • Think positively: Replace a negative thought with a positive one

             Example: (Negative thought) "I can't pass this test; it's going to be too difficult."

                              (Positive thought) "I know I can pass this test if I study really hard."

  • Control your breathing to reduce your anxiety or stress.
  • Over-prepare for your test: Develop a study plan and stick to it.
  • Do regular exercise as it helps to get rid of nervous energy.
  • Make sure you eat something before your test or exam.
  • Avoid junk food and caffeinated soft drinks before exams. 
  • Try to organize your study ahead of your exam, and do not cram the night before.
  • Get proper sleep the night before, and be on time for your exam.