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Essential Study Skills

Taking a Test or Exam

Research shows that the way we approach tests and exams can have a huge impact on the outcome. This module will explain some test-taking strategies that will help you improve your test scores.

Tips

  • Get enough sleep.You will be better able to answer questions if you are rested and alert.
  • Read each question carefully.Make sure you understand the question before you answer it.
  • Answer the questions you know first.Start with the questions you know. Answer the harder questions next.

Video: What to Do Before the Test

Watch this video to learn good pre-test habits that can help you prepare for tests.

What to Do Before the Test Video Transcript

Video: What to Do During the Test

Watch this video to learn some strategies that you can use during a test to improve your performance.

What to Do During the Test Video Transcript