Taking Tests

Tests are useful in motivating students to learn. There is nothing like an upcoming test to encourage students to "hit the books!" However, if you practice the skills you have learned from the sessions on (1) time management, (2) listening and note taking, and (3) reading and marking textbooks, you can learn to handle tests and test taking situations with skill and confidence.


This section will describe how to:

  • Improve memory,
  • Deal with test anxiety,
  • Employ a number of different strategies for answering test questions.

If your studying is going to pay off on exam day, you will have to remember a great deal of what you read in your textbook and hear in lectures. You can take a number of simple steps to improve your memory.


Read the other articles in this section for helpful hints and information.