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Think like the teacher. Understand essay questions, fill-ins, and word definitions and improve test grades.

Map Quiz Tips
Studies show that practice tests are the most effective tools for memorizing. Discover three ways to create practice map tests.

Flashcard Web
Flashcards are great tools for memorizing terms and learning new concepts. By creating flashcard webs, you can take your understanding the test material to a new level.

5 Bad Study Habits
Have you ever wondered how you can bomb a test after studying for hours? This can be an awful experience, because a poor test result after many hours of faithful studying is a real confidence buster! If this happens to you, it s possible that your current study habits are falling short. The process of learning is still a little mysterious,...

Your Worst Test Mistake
Everybody makes a dumb or frustrating mistake on a test sometime. Careless test mistakes can be costly! Have you made a mistake that stands out in your memory?

5 Bubble Sheet Tips
It sounds so simple, yet it proves to be the downfall of many, many students. Every single solitary time a group of students takes a bubble-in test, there will be a few students who just don’t fill in the bubbles completely. Bubble instructions always tell students to fill in the bubble completely, but students just don’t do it for some reason.

Preparing for an Oral Exam
Oral exams can be daunting for many students. How will you remember the details when speaking in front of a panel? Practice is the key!

Take the Test
You've studied for the test, and you feel prepared. Don't let a last-minute mistake ruin everything! There are certain steps you should take before you get started on your next exam.

Instructional Words Used on Tests
Instruction words are very important, but they are often overlooked by students during exams and tests. It is important to know what is expected of you when you encounter words such as analyze or discuss on an exam. Valuable points can be earned or lost, depending on your understanding of common instructional words.

10 Common Test Mistakes
As high as half the mistakes you make on tests and exams are careless mistakes that can be avoided easily. Take a look at these common and costly errors that students make at test time.

How to Study for a Final
As final exams approach, the stress level goes up. It doesn't have to be that way! You can reduce stress and give yourself an edge this semester by starting early. Follow this simple plan and be amazed at you own test performance.

Fill In the Blank
Of all the test questions types, fill-in questions may be the most feared. There is a method to follow when studying for this type of test question that will help you prepare for the fill-in test, however.

How to Participate in Class Discussions
Why should students participate in class discussions? Many teachers will use this time to generate ideas about a topic that has two or more valid points of view. This is no time to rest your pencils!

10 Tips for Multiple Choice Questions
The multiple choice question is a wolf in sheep's clothing. It looks so innocent--but it can be a killer! Discover a few tricks of your own with these tips for answering multiple choice questions.

Open Book Test
When your teacher announces an open book test, you may think you're getting off easy. Don't be so sure! You'll still need to study, but you'll need to study a little differently.

Breakfast and Test Performance
Do you skip breakfast? A good breakfast is important any day, but studies show that eating well on test day is a very good idea.

Midterms and Finals
Midterms and finals can be tough on your mind and your body—especially if you have two tests that take place back to back. Unfortunately, test schedules are normally out of your control, so you will end up with back to back exams at some point.[

Test Taking Tips
It's test day! The alarm is ringing and your stomach is churning. You've studied until your head aches, so what can you do now? Proper test strategies can make all the difference between passing and failing a test.

Study Tips for an Essay Test
It's test day, and you're ready for anything--you think. You get the test and you find, gulp, a single, solitary, scary essay question. Now what do you do?

10 Tips for Finals Week
Are you huddled in the trenches of finals week? These tips will help you stay focused and get the most out of your study time.

AP and IB
This article prvides an overview of the structure and focus of the AP and IB tests and programs.

3-Steps to Ace Your Test
Want to know when you're ready to pass a test? The key to test readiness is knowing if you've really learned the material, or if you've merely memorized some terms. This final test review strategy will help you determine if you're really test-ready.

Final Exams
Wondering how to best prepare for your final exams? Finals week can be the most stressful time of the year for students. Your best approach is to prepare for comprehensive exams physically as well as mentally.

Blue Book
When you take a blue book test, you write all of your answers in a small booklet. You may not be allowed to write on your test page.

How successful students study for tests
Tips successful students use for successful test results.

Active Study Ideas
Studies show that active study strategies improve learning and retention of material. Get together with your friends and prepare for your next exam using one of these fun study strategies.

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