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02/28/2019
To do your best in your tests, you should read and follow the tips by The Tutoring Center, Parsippany NJ, as it shares common test-taking mistakes students make.

If you want to do great in your tests, enroll in tutoring in Parsippany NJ. Call The Tutoring Center, Parsippany NJ at (973) 884-3100 for more information.

How to Avoid Common Test-Taking Mistakes

Not Studying Effectively

Of course, if you want to do well on your tests, the first big mistake you can make is not studying effectively for them (or not at all). Cramming the night before, for example, isn't the best way to go. Instead, try to understand your school subjects, study a bit each day, and adapt your methods to your learning style, so you can learn successfully.

Forgetting Your School Supplies

Guess what? It will be very difficult for you to answer your tests appropriately if you don't have the right tools for it. A pencil, sharpener, eraser, ruler, calculator, and other similar tools should be with you and ready to be used, so you can do your best work. If permitted, you should even have a crib sheet with you. Yes, you could ask your teacher or peers to borrow theirs, but that just wastes time and adds stress.

Not Writing Your Name

Even small mistakes can take a toll in your test scores, which is why you need to pay attention to every single detail. For example, you should write your name down on the test the moment you get it. This way, you won't lose points because of it, and/or your test won't get lost between all of your teacher's paperwork.

Not Reading the Test Thoroughly

How can you expect to do well on your tests if you don't read them thoroughly beforehand? Assuming what's being asked of you or guessing the answer are two of the biggest mistakes you can do. Plus, this can lose you points easily. To ensure you get the most points possible, you should make sure you read the whole test thoroughly (instructions, questions, possible answers, etc.). Try to understand what you should do. If something isn't clear, ask your teacher right away.

Not Answering Properly

Circling an answer when the instructions told you you had to underline it, or writing down an answer with incomplete sentences and bad penmanship can take a toll in the outcome of your tests. It may even cause confusion on your teacher. To get the highest mark, you should do your best to answer in the proper form, with coherent phrases, and with legible letters.

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Getting Stuck

In any test, there are some questions that are easier than others. However, a mistake you could make is getting stuck on the questions that are too difficult. Doing so will eat away at the limited time you have to complete your test successfully. What you should do is answer the easiest questions first. If you come across one that's more complicated, mark it down and save it for later on. Just be sure to return to it after you've answered everything else.

Rushing to Finish

Yes, your time is limited and you need to use it effectively if you want to complete your tests. Still, rushing to get through them isn't the best idea either. When you rush, you're more likely to make mistakes, and you can even oversee a few easy details in your test. Take the time to read the instructions and think about your answer, so you have the best chance at completing your test successfully.

Not Answering Everything

Needless to say, you should answer every single question if you want to get all of the points in your test. Still, you can miss a few questions, forget going back to them, and other similar mishaps. This can, of course, impact your grade tremendously. Before turning your test in, make sure that you answered every question the best you could.

Neglecting to Review the Test

Last but not least, one of the biggest mistakes you can make (and one you should definitely avoid) is neglecting to review your test before handing it in. During that last inspection you can, as mentioned above, spot any questions you may have forgotten to answer. Likewise, you will be able to note and correct any mistakes you could have made.

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