Test Taking Tips
Read general tips for those who are going to pass exams or take tests. These valuable pieces of advice will help you to be well prepared to the day of test.
Test Taking Tips

test_taking  For any test make sure you have at least two pens and pencils with good erasers. If any other resources are recommended to bring by your instructor make sure you do not forget them. 
  
   
To feel comfortable about time, take your own watch on test day. You will be able to pace yourself better. 

    
Keep a positive attitude throughout the whole test and try to stay relaxed, if you start to feel nervous take a few deep breaths to relax. 

     Keep your eyes on your own paper (computer) and do not try to cheat. You do not need extra problems at the test. 

    If you do a paper-based version of the test, do a quick survey of the entire test when first receive it, so that you know how to efficiently budget your time. Do the easiest problems first and tasks that have the greatest point values.
    Don't stay on a problem that you are stuck on, remember time runs first.

    
Don't rush but pace yourself, read the entire question and look for keywords. 

    
If something is not clear, raise your hand and ask the instructor. 

    
Write legibly, if the grader can't read what you wrote they'll most likely mark it wrong. If you need to erase anything, do it carefully.

    Always read the whole question carefully, don't make assumptions about what the question might be. 

    
If you don't know an answer skip it, go on with the rest of the test and come back to it later, maybe on another part of the test there'll be something that will help you out with that question. 

 
Don't worry if others finish before you; focus on the test in front of you. 

    
When you are finished, if you have time left look over your test (if it is possible), make sure that you have answered all the questions, only change an answer if you misread or misinterpreted the question because the first answer that you put is usually the correct one. Watch out for careless mistakes and proofread your essay and/or short answer questions. 

    
Leave about 5 minutes to check your essay. Double check to make sure that you put your first and last name on the test.