How to Study for a Math Test – The Complete Guide

math15Every 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
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Types of Exams

exam paperTypes of Exams

Before beginning any exam there are steps you can take to help your self succeed. Make sure you are as relaxed as possible. Next make sure you are sitting the right exam and have been given the proper paper. Once you have established that you are in fact taking the correct exam, be sure to read all the instructions carefully. Often these instructions involve key terms.Other ways to ensure your success also vary by exam type.

 

 

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In the Exam room

In the Exam room

Starting The Exam

  • Makes sure you are in the right exam. There may be other testing session for the same class and classes with similar names. Look for others from your section and double check the section number.
  • Remember that every instructor has different requirements and will expect different things. Read instructions for each exam so that you are sure to provide accurate answers. Continue reading “In the Exam room” »

How to Take an Oral 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   In addition, several other standardized tests such as the NNAAP have an oral component. Continue reading “How to Take an Oral Exam” »

How to Solve Word Problems

Word Problems
Most students find math word problems difficult.   Word problems are found on must High School Exams, College Exams and a few Nursing Entrance exams like the PAX.  Tackling word problems is much easier if you have a systematic approach which we outline below.

 

Here is the biggest tip for studying word problems.

Practice regularly and systematically.   Sounds simple and easy right?   Yes it is, and yes it really does work.

Word problems are a way of thinking and require you to translate a real word problem into mathematical terms.

Some math instructors go so far as to say that learning how to think mathematically is the main reason for teaching word problems. Continue reading “How to Solve Word Problems” »

What to Do When You Fail a Test

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” »

Retaking That Big Exam

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

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” »

Beyond Studying: What Else to Do to Prepare for a Test

Beyond Studying: What Else to Do to Prepare for a Test

You already know the answer that most people will give you when you ask what you can do to prepare for a test:  “Study hard.”  It’s an annoying answer because it’s so obvious.  And even though it really is the best strategy, there are actually things that you can do beyond studying that will help you prepare to do a good job on that upcoming exam or test.  Here are a few suggestions. Continue reading “Beyond Studying: What Else to Do to Prepare for a Test” »

Whats the Difference Between a Quiz, Test, and Exam?

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Whats the Difference Between a Quiz, Test, and Exam?

You’re in school, it’s close to Christmas, and on the same day, one instructor tells you there’s a quiz coming, a second says there’s a test next week, while a third tells you to prepare for the upcoming exam. ARRRGH! A quiz, a test, and an exam, all coming soon. But what’s the difference? Are they all the same thing, are they different, and which is more important to your grade point average? Continue reading “Whats the Difference Between a Quiz, Test, and Exam?” »