Testing & Assessments

Are there any test-taking tips I should employ?

  1. Do what is needed to feel comfortable and relaxed before the test. Check out the location in advance, get enough rest, eat a good meal, etc.
  2. Arrive at least 20 minutes before the scheduled test time.
  3. Trust first impressions; do not overanalyze questions.
  4. If uncertain about a question, return to it later; if you are still uncertain, make an educated guess. You are not penalized for guessing.
  5. Do not look for answer patterns.
  6. Do not select an answer based on length.
  7. Do not rush. Consider each choice before selecting the best one.
  8. Use your time well. Extra points are not awarded for finishing early.