Test-Taking Tips Get off to a good start u Get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast. u Have everything you need for the test when you go to class. u As soon as you get your test, write anything you want to remember at the top (names, formulas, dates, etc.). Read the directions carefully. Develop a plan Before you begin answering questions, quickly look over the entire test. Decide how much time you want to spend on each section or question. For example, if a test has 25 multiple choice and 2 essay questions, you could plan to spend 10 minutes on the multiple choice questions and 20 minutes on each essay. Don’t get stuck on difficult questions Put a dot or a light mark by any answer you aren’t sure of. After you’ve gone through all of the questions, go back to the ones you’ve marked and try them again. If you’re not sure of an answer, go with your first instinct. Check your answers If you have time, check all of your answers, even the ones you know are correct. You may have made a careless mistake. Use all of the time you’re given.