One of the best ways to do your best on tests is to learn how to study properly and what to do on test day. Everyone can learn how to study. Here are some tips:
Give yourself at least a few days to study. Trying to study everything you need to know the night before will only make you more nervous.
Make a list of the things you really need to know for the test. If you’re not sure what’s most important, ask your teacher for help.
Ask your teacher to explain anything that you don’t understand. You can also ask a friend or parent for help.
Bring anything that you need for the test, such as pencils, pens, and erasers. Ask your teacher if you need any other tools, such as a calculator.
Do your best to stay relaxed and calm. You’ve studied hard and you’re just here to do your best.
You might be surprised how many students forget this part!
If you don’t know the answer to a question, circle it so you know to come back to it later, and move onto the next question. This way you are sure to answer what you do know and get the most points for those questions.
Spend more time on questions that are worth more marks. A question worth five marks is worth spending more time on than a question worth one mark.
When you finish the test, read it over before you hand it in. If you have extra time, review your answers to see if there’s anything you missed or would like to add.
Try to remember that it won’t be the end of the world if you don’t get a perfect mark on the test. Treat yourself to some fun and remind yourself that you did your best.
If tests worry or scare you, read these tips about test stress.
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