u Do you get nervous when you take tests? u Do you have a hard time answering essay questions? u Do you sometimes run out of time? u Are your test grades lower than you want them to be? If you answered yes to any of the above, you may want to work on improving your test-taking skills. To do well on any test, you need to know the material and be prepared. You also need to be a smart test taker. Smart test takers know strategies that improve their confidence and help them choose the right answers on tests. Using a few simple test-taking strategies can help you become a better test taker— and get higher grades! Taking Tests