test-taking tips for everyone !
February 16, 2009 6:27am CST
Everyone has to go through his system of test-taking. Some don't study the day before the exam, some underline the key parts of the exam question in pencil. No matter which works on you, here are some general test-taking strategies. First, let's get one thing straight : Don't panic. If you panic when you first get your exam, during the exam or at its end, just take a minute and relax. Breathe deeply, think about what you are doing after the exam, imagne being in Paris... The two or three minutes you spend zoning out will release the tension and make you return to the paper again. Carefully read through the instructions before writing. When there's something you can not remember temporarily, jot it down and move to the next, put your energy on the obvious ones, which ensures a correct percentage. Don't trap in the rubs for long for they be beyond your ability , waste your time and still you cannot get the right answer.