| F irst
read the directions.
- Read the directions and put them
in your own words.
- If you do not understand a certain
part of the directions, ask the teacher for help before you
begin the test. If this is not possible, try to figure out
the meanings of particular words by analyzing the context,
or the words around it.
ook over the test and decide how much time you should spend on each
- First, figure out how much time you
have to finish the entire test. (e.g. 60 minutes)
- Next, figure out the total number of
questions on the test. (e.g. 30 questions)
- Then, divide the total time (60 minutes)
by the total number of questions (30 questions): 60/30 = 2.
You have 2 minutes to spend on each test question.
- If you can't figure out how much exact
time to spend on each question, just estimate. This will keep
you aware of time and move you along so that you don't spend
too much time on one question.
| E asiest
questions should be answered first.
- Answer the items that you feel are
easiest for you first and then answer the remaining questions.
| A nswer
questions that are worth more points first.
- It is very important to determine
how many points questions are worth and answer the questions
that are worth more points first.
kip a question if you are stumped
(just make sure to come back to it later).
If you find yourself spending a long
time answering a particular question, stop and move on to the
Try to return to the question after you
have answered the other questions. However, if you do not get
back to that question, chances are you will have answered many
other questions instead of spending so much time on one particular