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 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3422 To do well on any test or exam, you must study hard and be prepared. You can further improve your test performance by using these test- taking tips. Get off to a good start. Have everything you need for the test with you when you go to class (pencil, calculator, etc.). If you have a couple of minutes before the test starts, try to relax. As soon as you get your test, write anything you want to remember (facts, dates, equations, formulas) at the top of the test. Develop a plan. Before you begin answering questions, quickly look over the entire test and make a plan. For example, if a one-hour test has 25 multiple-choice questions and 2 essay questions, you could plan to spend 10 minutes on the multiple-choice questions, 20 minutes on each essay question, and 10 minutes checking your answers. Mark the questions you want to return to. Put a dot or check mark by any answer you’re not sure of. After you’ve gone through all of the questions, go back to the ones you’ve marked and try them again. Don’t spend a lot of time on difficult questions, and don’t panic if you don’t know the answers to the first few questions. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for your brain to get in gear. “If you aren’t sure of an answer, always go with your first instinct.” Greg Increase your odds on multiple-choice questions. u When you read a multiple-choice question, try to come up with the answer in your head before you look at the answer choices. u If you’re not sure of an answer, eliminate the choices you know are wrong by crossing them out. Then make an educated guess. u If two of the choices are similar or opposite, one of them is probably the correct answer. Step Be a Good Test Taker 8