Test Taking Tips

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  • Be well rested! Hard work can be nullified due to lack of sleep.
  • The day before and the morning of the exam should be a short review to validate your understanding. Think of it as a warm-up.
  • Carefully read the directions in each section.
  • During the exam when challenging problems arise, attempt to solve the problem, but do not linger too long; move on to another problem and return that one later.
  • Relax and remain calm. When you begin to feel anxious, close your eyes and focus on your breathing; continue when you regain your composure.
  • Attempt to answer all questions and thoroughly check your work.
  • After the test, assess your preparation and determine how you will make adjustments to prepare for future exams.