Every subject has its own particular way. Math is mostly numerical, not verbal and requires logical thinking; it has its own way to be studied. Before touching on significant points of studying a math test, lets look at some of the fundamentals of “learning.”
Learning is not an instant experience; it is a procedure. Learning is a process not an event. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and learning anything (or everything) isn’t going to happen in a day either. You cannot expect to learn everything in one day, at night, before the test. It is important and necessary to learn day-by-day. Good time management plays a considerable role in learning. When you manage your time, and begin test preparation well in advance, you will notice the subjects are easier than you thought, or feared, and you will take the test without the stress of a sleepless body and an anxious mind.
Tips on preparing a study schedule
Managing your study time
Setting Study Goals Continue reading “How to Study for a Math Test – The Complete Guide” »
The Math of Guessing on an Exam
An interesting article on guessing answers on the SAT.
And some commentary:
It’s actually not quite true to say you shouldn’t guess on the SAT. It’s true that students are advised not to take a totally wild guess, but normally if you can eliminate one or more of the available answers, then guessing is +EV. Continue reading “The Math of Guessing on an Exam” »
How to Take an Oral Exam
For many students, the experience of taking an oral exam is one that is very different to taking a written exam, although you may find that preparation for an oral exam is similar to a written exam.
Oral Exams are a standard feature of English as a Second Language Exams such as the Michigan English Language Arts Battery. In addition, several other standardized tests such as the NNAAP and the ITBS have an oral component. Continue reading “How to Take an Oral Exam” »
How to Concentrate When You’ve Got a Big Test Ahead of You
Concentration is one of the most important skills anyone needs throughout their life. As students, it has understandable importance concerning the amount of information that must be consumed and recalled. However, even beyond the student days, it’s necessary to have the skills involved in concentration to healthily and adequately perform any skills or responsibility. With its importance, it also seems to be most elusive. Regardless of how far-fetched it seems to acquire, concentration is a skill that is manageable by everyone. concentrate, concentration, how to concentrate, study skills
What to Do When You Fail a Test
Once, when I was a college instructor, a student came to me and asked me what he should do when he fails a test. In other words, is there anything he can do to use that experience to propel him to better performance in the future? I thought about the question, and several not-so-helpful responses came to mind. On the next test, if he thinks he’s going to fail, he could: Continue reading “What to Do When You Fail a Test” »
Setting Time Priorities on a Timed Test
Standardized tests can be a student’s worst nightmare–especially those that are timed. If you’re not careful, the clock can become an enemy working against you as you try to get the highest score possible. Constant clock watching can be a distraction to you and may have a negative impact on performance. Mastering proper techniques for time-managing the standardized test is essential for students to perform at a satisfactory level—in some ways equally important to mastery of the substantive knowledge covered within the test itself. Continue reading “Setting Time Priorities on a Timed Test” »
Each year, tens of thousands of students take big, life-changing exams, such as the SAT or the ACT. And every year, hundreds or thousands of students get a grade on that test which sorely disappoints them. But what’s a person to do at that point?
Many people, of course, consider retaking it. That’s because most of us believe that the more times we take a test, the better we’ll do on it. And actually, statistics tend to agree with this. According to one study, 55 percent of people who retake the SAT or ACT improve their tests the second time they take it. (It’s not always true, of course, as the 35 percent who did worse the second time can attest). Continue reading “Retaking That Big Exam” »
Why Cheating is Not a Good Test Prep Strategy
It’s the proverbial elephant in the room any time a group of students starts talking about how to get ready for the upcoming test: The method that many of them will use is cheating. Maybe you’re even one of them. You might be surprised to hear that this article will at no time preach at you about why cheating is immoral. Instead, we’ll talk about why cheating ultimately hurts you in the class. If you consider cheating on a test, things have definitely changed and there are numerous hi-tech ways that you can get caught. Here is a discussion in the new frontier in catching cheaters. Continue reading “Why Cheating is Not a Good Test Prep Strategy” »
You Were not Born a Bad Test Taker
Maybe you’ve heard somebody say this. Maybe you’ve said it yourself. Right after doing poorly on yet another test, the person exclaims, “I know the material; I’m just a bad test-taker.” Or even worse, “I was born a bad test-taker.”
It’s true that some people are bad test-takers, but few if any people were born that way. Like most negative aspects of ourselves, this was a trait that was acquired over the years. And fortunately, just because you’re a bad test-taker right now, it doesn’t mean that you have to stay that way.
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