Some students get so nervous about taking tests that their performance does not reflect their actual knowledge or understanding of the material. But there are certain test taking strategies that can help students like these relax a little and perform better.
When taking multiple choice tests, I tell students, "It's easy... you can see the answer!" That's right. The answer is right there; it's just a matter of picking the right one. The following steps will help to choose the right one.
1. Read the question completely.
Sometimes words like NOT will try to trick you, so make sure you understand the question.
2. Eliminate the wrong answer(s).
Usually on a multiple choice test, one answer is always obviously wrong.
3. If you are not sure, guess.
Don't leave any questions unanswered. If you guess, you still have a 25% chance that it is correct.
Take you time, take frequent breaks, and don't rush through the test.