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How to Study for a Test

I am frequently asked, “How do I study for tests?” This question actually puts the “cart before the horse” because the efficient way to study for tests is to do your homework on time, ask questions in class, and learn information as it is taught, not just memorize the night before. There are easy ways to do these tasks, but this article will assume that you have a test tomorrow and you need some help…now!

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How to Study for a Math Test

When I was a student and teachers would say, “Study for your math test!” I would think, “How do I ‘study’ for a math test?” I now realize that ‘study’ is the wrong verb. You really need to ‘practice’ for a math test.

Math tests not only require you to KNOW material, they require you to know HOW TO DO something with that material. This shift requires a shift in your preparation. Unlike other tests, there is no way to prepare for a math test the night before. At that point, you either know the material or you don’t, but there is no faking.

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How to Take a Test

Being prepared for a test is absolutely essential, but there are some things you can do while taking a test to reduce anxiety and improve your score.

The following action plan will give you a greater sense of control during tests, which will allow you to be more relaxed and think more clearly.

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