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10/06/2014
Tests are an important part of your education because they are a way to evaluate what and how much you have learned during the school year. Still, their significance can produce anxiety and jitters in some students. 

If you feel this way about your tests (even after you’ve studied long and hard for them), there are certain tips you can follow to have more successful test-taking experiences. If you’d like to know what they are, continue reading this post The Tutoring Center in Mountain View has for you.

How to Take a Test 

Get Your Supplies Out

Have your pencil, calculator, sharpener, eraser, and all other supplies you may need during your test, at arm’s reach. This way, you won’t get distracted mid-way through your test to search for your supplies.

Relax and Focus

Tests can produce a lot of anxiety, which is why before starting out, you should breathe in deeply and mentally prepare to focus all of your attention on it. Be confident in your knowledge and shake the jitters away.

Identify Yourself

Write your name on the test as soon as you get it. You may be eager to begin answering the questions right away, but you should make sure you don’t forget this crucial step.

Read It and Clear Any Doubts

Before you start, remember to go through the test, read all of the questions, and ask your teacher if anything in the directions isn’t clear. You should be able to understand everything beforehand.

Answer in Proper Form

You may feel like you’re in a rush when you’re taking a test. Still, this isn’t an excuse to write incomprehensible sentences or to be sloppy with your penmanship! Make yourself easy to understand.

Go for the Easiest Ones First

One strategy you can use to get a better grade on tests is to answer the easiest questions first. Get them out of the way so you won’t miss those points in case you spend too much time on the harder questions.

Don’t Forget to Check the Back!

A common mistake students make on tests is to fail to check the back of the sheets. You may not be aware that there are questions on the back of the test too, which may cause you to miss some points. 

Review

You may feel pressured to hand in your test as soon as possible. Still, you should spend some time after you finish, calmly going over the questions and your answers. This way, you�����������������������������������������������������������������������ll be able to spot and correct any mistakes you could’ve made. 

For Tutoring in Mountain View…

If you want a bit of extra help to feel completely ready for a test, trust in The Tutoring Center. We offer tutoring sessions personalized to your learning style, so you are able to reach your academic potential. We’re also prepared to work with ADHD children, so they can focus and achieve their goals in school. Call (650) 396-7680 to learn about our method and programs!

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