Chapter 13: Test Taking Strategies

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of tests in the Learning Cycle.
  • Define test anxiety, identify sources of test anxiety and techniques for preventing and controlling it.
  • Identify long-term study strategies.
  • Become familiar with different types of tests and test formats.
  • Implement specific test strategies for before, during and after a test.
  • Identify strategies for answering typical kinds of test questions (multiple choice, true/false, matching, short answer and essay).
  • Understand the importance of academic integrity and the consequences of dishonesty.
  • Effectively evaluate your test results and correct your mistakes.
  • Use your test results as a study guide.