FOR TESTS OR EXAMS
How do you get ready for that huge
test next week? What is the best way to prepare for pop quizzes? How should
you study for essay exams?
These are important questions to
ask as you develop and refine your test preparation strategies. The first
step in test preparation is to decide what type of test you are taking.
If you are getting ready for a standardized
test like the SATs or ACTs go to: Clarion
University SAT, ACT & PSAT Preparation
If you are getting ready for tests
associated with regular classes check out the information below.
Are you really doing everything you
can to prepare for tests? Re-reading the chapter and looking over your
notes is not enough. Below is a list of tips for test preparation
from successful students.
up to date with assignments.
notes in every class every day. This includes asking questions when
you don't understand.
information as you come to it. Learning information is much different
than "becoming acquainted" with it.
information systematically. Label in the margin works well for most
it to suit your learning styles. Capitalize on the discipline label
in the margin requires and make it habit to process information from
texts and lectures, not just go over it.
a study place that is free of distractions.
a specific time for an initial study session for each subject. You
may need more, but having this initial study session will save you
summary sheets, flash cards, and practice tests.
carry some kind of pocket work and make use of spare minutes by reciting
and thinking about what you are learning.
a study partner or two in each class and routinely take turns teaching
each other the material.
for each class as if there will be a pop quiz.
For more information on test preparation:
For additional help on standardized
test to go to:
Maine Educational Opportunity
Tennessee State University Preparing For Tests
State University College Prep 101