How do I get better at tests
i'm good the work,but when it comes to test. its like my mind refuse to let me use it.
Some people get a block during a test because they are not as well prepared as they thought, they are tired, they didn't study regularly, didn't perform practice tests, etc. Try taking practice tests and quizzes throughout your semester.
I'd recommend that you study immediately prior to going to sleep. I find that I can recall the information better perhaps because the info is being stored during sleep. There are a fair number of other students who agree that they recall much more info once they've made this their routine.
Make sure you get as much sleep as you can every night, not just the night before the test. Be prepared for the test as far as making sure you have everything needed such as bubble sheets, pencils, calculators, and any notes if allowed on the test.
When my youngest daughter was in the second grade, her teacher became aware that my daughter had test anxiety. She did well in class, but on the day of the test, she froze. So, the teacher suggested that I come into the classroom on test day so that my daughter would feel more relaxed. After a few tests with excellent grades, my daughter realized she had nothing to fear and I was able to stop going to class on test day. I applaud that teacher for recognizing my daughter's dilemma so early in the game. Is there a possibility that you might have test anxiety, too? It's something to consider.
Also, I agree with the things Express10 said about studying and getting enough rest before the test. One thing that helped me was to hand-write study notes. After reading a paragraph I would write out my interpretation of the paragraph. I did this all through high school and college. It made a big difference in my test results. Try it and see if it helps.
Buy a couple of good test prep books. They have so many study and test taking tips that really do work. I found these kinds of books invaluable when I was in college.
Perhaps try to ignore the fact there's a test, learn the module throughly then when it comes to the test will feel more like trying to express own knowledge than remembering content under pressure.
Depends on the type of tests. Most tests you can study for and improve your chances. Know what is on the test before you take it and have a study plan at least a week before the test. If you have test anxiety, learn some soothing exercises. If you don't perform well in the testing room, create a mock testing room and take practice tests to help you feel more comfortable with the testing process.
By studying 45 minutes at a time.
By going over your notes as soon as you get them
Try to understand the work and explain it to yourself what you know
If you have say 3 question to write on look at them and think which to answer
Get 3 sheets of paper starting writing what you know about most do not try writing everything thing. stop
take the next sheet of paper write what you know do not try writing all stop
take the next sheet of paper write what you know. do not write all you know
stop go back to question one and put iin what you miss out that you think is important by now more facts will keep coming
Do the same for the other two questions. If your paper can be answered in tabulated form try using it as best and as skilfully as you can. you may lose points for flow but you gain it for facts.
The best trick of all you have to answered the 3 questions you were required to do.as best as possible
If a question value 30 marks you cannot get more than 30 why not get 25 on each instead of trying to get 30 on the first and time runs out on you that you cannot answer the last or you get only 8 on the last.
That is how a did well on my exams Got the best marks using that method.Ones the brain starts facts begins to flow you may have to do all 3 question at ones when the facts starts start flowing It can be so much fun try it. Never answer 3 written question on the same sheet of paper if you can help it
Do not try to cram the night before.Always look over your notes as you get them.try to visual the pages the teachers voice and make additional notes. Study with a friend.. Go in the room and stop worry just write what you know be calm. And if it is applicable follow the rules above
Well base on what you said I can conclude that your problem is mental blockout. Taking practice test from tutor or friend will definitely help here. Also try to relax your mind before your take any test. I found that taking deep breath before taking an exam help at least in my case
It just takes practice. If you become familiar with the types of questions and the materials you need to cover for the test, your mind will be at ease.
Study a bunch can help but mainly keep your mind free and clear for several days before a test.
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