Test-Taking Strategies

Study hard and be prepared

Don't "cram" for a test

Get plenty of sleep the night before a test                                                        

Drink plenty of water - "hydrate your brain"

Arrive early

Listen to verbal instructions and read test directions carefully

Reducing Anxiety

Try to do something relaxing the hour before the test

Avoid classmates who generate anxiety or upset your stability

Tense and relax muscles throughout your body

Take a couple slow deep breaths

Focus on answering the question, not on your grade or others' performance.