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02/28/2019
Some test-taking mistakes can be easy to correct. To ensure you get the highest scores on your tests, avoid the common test-taking mistakes mentioned in this post by The Tutoring Center, Frisco TX.

To ace your tests, call The Tutoring Center, Frisco TX at (469) 980-7940.

How to Avoid Common Test-Taking Mistakes

Not Studying and Learning Effectively

First and foremost, if you want to get a good grade on your tests, you need to make an effort and study effectively. This means that you shouldn't cram the night before the test, as it won't help you have a very successful learning experience. To learn better, you need to study a little bit each day, focus on understanding your subjects (rather than simply memorizing), and finding a study method that suits your learning style.

Not Taking the Necessary Supplies

Most tests require you to have certain school supplies by your side. For instance, you will need a pencil to write in the answers, an eraser to correct any mistakes, and other similar tools. If your teacher allows it, you could even have a crib sheet by your side to help you out. Of course, if you forget something, you can ask a teacher or peer to borrow that item. But this can be stressful and time consuming. Simply take your own supplies.

Forgetting to Write Your Name

A simple mistake that's easily solvable is that of forgetting to write your name on your tests. Depending on your teacher, not writing your name on the paper may even make you lose points on your test score. Or, your test (and grade) could get misplaced or mixed up with your teacher's other papers. To prevent those troubles, write your name down the moment you get your test.

Not Reading the Test Thoroughly

A very important step in your test-taking strategy should be to read your test completely and thoroughly (this includes the instructions, the questions, the possible answers). Neglecting to do so can be very troublesome, since you won't be sure of what is being asked of you, which could lead to mistakes. Reading the test before you begin answering will allow you to ask your teacher in case an instruction wasn't clear.

Not Answering in Proper Form

Another easy way to lose points on your tests is to not answer in proper form. For example, if you circle an answer instead of crossing it, you could lose points for not following instructions. Or, if you don't answer in coherent sentences and/or good penmanship, you could confuse your teacher and lose points that way. Try your best to answer properly so you can get the highest mark possible.

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Getting Stuck on a Question

During a test, you need to answer a lot of questions and you have limited time to do so. For that reason, it's a mistake that you get stuck on a question for too long. Doing so will eat your time and your chance at getting other easier points. What you should do is answer the easy questions first. Mark the more complicated ones to remind you to go back to them after you're done completing the rest of the test.

Hurrying to Finish the Test

As mentioned in the previous entry, it is necessary that you use your time efficiently when answering a test. Still, this doesn't mean that you should be careless and in a rush. Being too hasty can lead to more mistakes, more oversights, and other not-ideal situations. Take your time to completely understand what you need to do, so you can do it in the best way.

Leaving Questions Unanswered

How can you expect to get all of the points when you don't answer all of the questions? Leaving questions unanswered (be it because you forgot to return to them, you overlooked them, or you decided not to answer them) will only hurt your chances of doing well. Make your best effort to answer every question on the test.

Not Reviewing the Test

Finally, you should always review your test once you're done (if you have time, of course). Neglecting to do so will only make you miss out on a chance to correct any mistakes you may have made and spot any areas that could be improved to get you an even better grade.

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