Test Preparation

While tests may be a challenging part of the learning process, there are ways to prepare for them more effectively and reduce stress.  Try some of these tips:

1) Never be afraid to ask questions:

  • When is the test?
  • How much is it worth?
  • What content is being tested?
  • What will the format be?

2) Establish a preparation schedule:

  • Record all test dates for the course on a calendar
  • Start studying one to two hours a day, a week before the test
  • Get a good night’s sleep and eat a meal before the test
  • Follow the tips above and avoid “all-nighters”

3) Use active study strategies:

  • Review all highlighted text and notes
  • Take the time to answer the questions at the end of each chapter
  • Prepare index cards
  • Take practice tests
  • Participate in study groups
  • Review previous tests