Strategies for Taking Tests
Before you Begin:
1. Preview the test before you answer anything. This gets you thinking
about the material. Make sure to note the point value of each question.
This will give you some ideas on budgeting your time.
2. Do a mind dump. Using what you saw in the preview, make notes
of anything you think you might forget. Write down things that you used
in learning the material that might help you remember. Outline your answers
to discussion questions.
3. Quickly calculate how much time you should allow for each section
according to the point value. (You don't want to spend 30 minutes on an
essay question that counts only 5 points.)
Taking a Test: