Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18Ace the Test To do well on any test, you must study hard and be prepared. You also need to be a smart test taker. Do you use these test taking strategies? Read the tips below and check Yes if this is something you generally do. Check No if it’s something you generally do not do. 1. As soon as I get a test, I do a “mind dump.” I write anything I want to remember at the top (names, dates, equations, formulas, etc.). 2. Before I begin, I make a plan. I quickly look over the entire test and decide how much time I want to spend on each section. 3. I put a dot or light mark next to any answer I’m not sure of. After I’ve gone through all of the questions, I go back over these again. 4. If I have time, I check all of my answers. Yes No TIPS TO REDUCE TEST ANXIETY Start studying early. Cramming only increases anxiety. The day before the test, visualize yourself taking the test, answering the questions correctly, and getting the grade you want. Before you begin the test, take a deep breath. As you slowly release your breath, let your body relax. Think positive thoughts, and just do your best. If all of the above are checked Yes, that’s great! If any are checked No, think about doing this the next time you take a test. 3 2 1 5 Step 14