This archived article was written by: Michael Powell
Are you worried about the test that right around the corner and don’t know how to get prepare for it? Here are some quick and easy tips on how you can prepare for your next test.
Start preparing for it as soon as possible, the sooner the better. Make sure to take good notes so they are easier to understand after you haven’t looked at them for a few weeks. Make sure you know what is on the test. Find out everything that will be covered, plus what the types of questions are like multiple choice, true false, fill in the blank, matching and short answer says, Kelli Shaw, College of Eastern Utah academic advising office.
If you know what is on the test, it is easier to study because you can focus on what you need to study. Right before the test, make sure to get enough sleep and eat well. Eating fruit helps the brain think better. Make sure you are prepared for the test, show up with at least two pencils, plus a scantron or a blue book, she continues.
While taking the test, make sure to read the full question and make sure that you understand the question because if it’s true or false, one word can change the meaning of the question. Read the directions, this might sound silly, but the question might be worded like a fill in the blank but it’s a true or false, she said.
Shaw added some of the things you should do when taking a multiple choice test is at least answer the question, don’t leave it blank, you have a 25 percent chance of getting it right. If it’s a test that you can write on, physically cross out the wrong answers leaving the closer ones of being right.
Fill in the blank question require one to concentrate on key words in the sentence, matching the one you know first. Remember short answers do not provide too much or too little information.
For more question or tips, see Shaw or Shanny Wilson in the academic advising office located on the second floor of the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. The counselors have a wealth of information to give students who need help succeeding in college.