Before you start the test, take a long, deep breath and slowly exhale.
Carefully read all of the directions before beginning the test so that you understand what to do.
Be confident and do NOT panic.
Quickly survey the entire test and decide how much time you will spend on each section.
If some questions are worth more points than others, they deserve more of your attention.
Before you even look at the test questions, turn the test paper over and take a moment to write down the formulas, definitions, and major ideas that you have been studying. (Helps to provide quick access to the information while you are taking the test).
Expect that you will be puzzled by some questions.
If different sections consist of different types of questions (multiple choice, short answer, essay, etc.), complete the types of questions that you are most comfortable with first.
Remind yourself that you will be okay and that you do know the material and can do well on the test.
Stay and check your work for errors.
Reread the directions one last time
If you are using an answer sheet, make sure that all of the bubbles are filled in accurately.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.
The Bridge Program: Burlington High School