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Chinese philosopher

Testing with success series

Mastering one test

Establishing good habits for taking tests can be as simple as exercising, eating the right foods, and getting a good night's sleep!
However, you also have to study!
Here are some steps that will help you personalize
your approach to taking a test:


Mastering one test guidelines

Prepare!

  • Summarize which chapters, vocabulary, formulas etc.
    you expect will be on the test:
  • Personalize success with good strategies!
    What one test preparation strategy has worked for you in the past?
  • Organize what you will need to take the test.
    Avoid the panic of not having your materials: What will you need?
    (Pen/pencil, calculator, etc.)

Health

  • Exercise can sharpen the mind
    For this test, what is one "exercise" you can do beforehand?
  • A good night's sleep will help.
    For this test, what time will you go to bed?
  • Eat right; avoid an empty or too-full stomach.
    Fresh fruits and vegetables can reduce stress.
    Processed and heavy foods can build stress.
    For this test, what one food item will you avoid?
    For this test, what healthy snack will you have before?

Attitude

  • Relax before the exam
    Avoid students who are not prepared, are negative, cramming, or will distract you.
    What relaxation technique will help you? Deep breaths? A short walk? A few minutes clearing your mind? Name one:
  • Approach this exam with confidence.
    View it as an opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned.
    What is one reward you can provide yourself for your good efforts?

Test day

  • Allow yourself plenty of time before the test,
    gather what you need and arrive a little early.
  • Choose a comfortable location for taking the test
    Pick a spot with good lighting and minimal distractions.
  • Avoid thinking you need to cram just before.
    You've prepared well enough!

Testing with success series

Mastering one test | General test preparation | Anticipating test content |
Review tools for tests | Overcoming test anxiety | Organizing for test taking | Cramming | Emergency test preparation