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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

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Week Prior Test Prep Strategies (PDF)Top 10 Misguided Techniques (PDF)
Learning from Problem Sets (PDF)Learning for STEM Exams (PDF)

During the Test

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Taking the Test: STEM (PDF)Taking the Test: Multiple Choice Questions (PDF)
Managing Test Anxiety (PDF) 

After the Test

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Learn from the Test:  Exam Wrapper (PDF) (Google Doc)