ERIC Number: ED404378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
How To Study for and Take College Tests.
This brochure offers a plan to help college students study for tests. It explains how to prepare for a test and reviews techniques for taking multiple choice, essay, and other types of examinations. Organization, planning, and time management are essential for becoming a successful student. Regular reviews are the key to reducing test anxiety and taking tests successfully. Frequent review is very important. Creating review tools such as flashcards, chapter outlines, and summaries will help the student organize and remember material. Another useful tool is a study checklist. For some subjects, study groups are an effective tool. On exam day the student should arrive early and get organized. Paying attention to the directions, scanning the entire test, and estimating the time needed for each question are useful preliminaries. Specific tips are given for multiple choice, true-false, open-book, short-answer, and essay tests. The most important thing to remember about studying for tests is that by studying, the student ensures better learning of the material covered. The ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation and seven print sources are listed for further information about taking tests. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.
Note: Brochure based on the 1995 ERIC Digest "Making the A: How To Study for Tests" written by Diane Loulou for the ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation.