ERIC Number: ED385613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Making the A: How To Study for Tests. ERIC/AE Digest.
Doing well on tests and earning good grades begin with good study habits. This digest offers a plan to help in preparing for tests. It explains how to study for and take tests. Organization, planning, and time management skills are essential to becoming a successful student. A good student reads assignments, listens during lectures, and takes good classroom notes that are reread and highlighted. Regular review reduces test anxiety and allows time for information to be absorbed. Review periods should be scheduled well in advance, with planned daily reviews, weekly reviews, and major reviews. For some subjects, study groups are an effective tool if groups are composed of dedicated students who set their agendas to avoid wasting time. On exam day, the student should arrive early and get organized. It is also important to pay attention to verbal directions as tests are distributed and to read the directions carefully. Scanning the entire test to notice how many points each section is worth is important. Specific advice is given for multiple-choice, true-false, open-book, short-answer, and essay tests. Four sources are listed for further reading. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Essay Tests, Learning Strategies, Notetaking, Objective Tests, Organization, Planning, Review (Reexamination), Study Habits, Study Skills, Test Anxiety, Test Wiseness
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, The Catholic University of America, Department of Education, O'Boyle Hall, Washington, DC 20064 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, Washington, DC.