Tests and Exams
Take the Test—Don’t Let the Test Take You
On this page, you'll find tips and strategies on test prep, tackling different types of tests, and managing test anxiety.
Being anxious before or during a test is normal. When we’re anxious, we’re vigilant, and when we’re vigilant, our bodies are producing adrenaline. The goal in dealing with anxiety is not to remove adrenaline completely but get just enough of it to make it useful. Anxiety resides in both our minds and in our bodies, and to get a handle on it, both mind and body need attention.
Before a Test
|Week Prior Test Prep Strategies (PDF)||Top 10 Misguided Techniques (PDF)|
|Active Review of Course Material (YouTube)||Before You Study For a Test (YouTube)|
|How to Use Practice Exams (YouTube)|
Taking the Test
|Taking the Test: STEM (PDF)||Taking the Test: Multiple Choice Questions (PDF)|
|Managing Test Anxiety (PDF)||Strategies During the Exam (YouTube)|
|Open Book Exams (YouTube)||Timed Exams (YouTube)|
|Essay-Based Exams (YouTube)||Day-Long and Multi-Day Exams (YouTube)|
|Strategies for Remote Exams (YouTube)|