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Passing the Reading Comprehension Portion of a Standardized Test

For many students, it’s the most dreaded part of a standardized test: the reading comprehension section.  After all, you can study the basic facts of math or of history.  But how do you study the art of reading better? Reading Skills are a perennial topic for standardized tests.   Nursing Entrance Test generally have a reading […]

Test Preparation with Flash Cards

Test Preparation with Flash Cards

Flash cards tend to universally evoke memories of grade school.   The idea of using them as an adult doesn’t even cross the minds of many. Even to consider using them, can give a sense of immaturity.  The reality is that they are used with children for a reason: They work.  In fact, they work just […]

The Frontier in cheating

ORLANDO, Fla.  The frontier in the battle to defeat student cheating may be here at the testing center of the University of Central Florida, where numerous tests are administered, including the ACT, TEAS, ACCUPLACER, CLAST and others. As technology advances so do ways around it in an ‘arms race’ and cheating is no different.   Generally […]

How to Prepare for a Test

How to Prepare for a Test

Scoring high on tests is crucial for most people. Scoring High on a College Entrance Test means you get into the University you want.  Scoring High on a Nursing Entrance Test means you get into Nursing School  Or, an Armed Services Entrance Exams, like the AFQT, means you can get into the Military.  It requires […]

Instructions on a Test Can Trip You Up

Instructions on a Test Can Trip You Up

Have you ever made the fatal mistake of overlooking the instructions on a test and cruising through the exam thinking you aced it only to find you blew it big time because you didn’t answer the questions properly? So – before you begin your test that you are so anxious to take – make sure […]

Common Mistakes Made on a Test

Common Mistakes Made on a Test

We all know that tests are not much fun and when we take a test and make a stupid mistake we can be really upset – especially when it is something that could have been easily avoided. So what are some of the common mistakes that are made on tests that we should try to […]

Taking Notes

Taking Notes

Taking Notes is Critical for Success If you are going to be successful in University or College, you have to take notes and study them.  When preparing for College Exams, notes are one of the best study tools. Your Notebook Don’t underestimate the organizational power of your class notebook. It’s an excellent spot to arrange […]

How to Answer Essay Questions – The Ultimate Guide

“I hate essays!” This battle cry is famous to most students. That’s because essay questions are either easy or difficult. Either way, there’s no certain formula. Even if you think you know the answer – don’t be overconfident – the critical part is how you make your essay worth reading. So how do you do […]

Test Anxiety

It is common to have test anxiety because the tests count towards whether or not you pass the class or course. In fact, those people who do not have anxiety about taking tests tend to do worse, as it does not matter to them whether or not they do well. It is stated in many […]

Short Answer and Fill-In-the-Blank Test Strategies

Short Answer and Fill-In-the-Blank Test Strategies

While fill-in-the-blank test questions are not common on standardized tests, it is a form of testing that many teachers use, especially in High School tests.  See our Ultimate Guide to Test Preparation as well.  Along with fill-in-the-blank questions, you may even have short answer questions on many of your tests, and there are strategies you […]