for Test Taking
we like them or not taking tests is a fact of high school life. **
guide is designed to provide high school students with an overview of
test-taking tips and strategies that will assist them on their journey
Advice for Test Takers
carefully to the directions
questions if you don’t understand what to do.
all labels and scales.
each question or problem at least on time. Read again, if necessary.
a story whenever necessary to verify information.
special attention to underlined words
ALL answer choices. Most test instructions ask you to select the BEST
so there may be more than one “right” answer.
clearly wrong answers
you answer if time is available. Work until the very end.
scantron sheets, be sure to fill in the ovals completely: erasures
anxiety in a testing situation is important. You can reduce anxiety by
following these steps:
for the test through studying. Studying all
year long and not
cramming for one test is the best approach.
- If the
test is a standardized one such as the ACT/ SAT, complete practice
become familiar with the test format.
all the materials you need
something healthful before the test
- Do not
panic when you come to a difficult question. Often you can use the
Elimination (POE) to narrow you choices.
“score” you answers as you take the test.
there is usually no pattern of correct answer choices.