Test Taking

Test Taking can be difficult for students. There are some tips to remember with the different types of tests a student takes. The links on the left offer strategies for Multiple Choice, True/False and Essay tests.

One general test taking tip to remember when taking tests is the DETER strategy. The DETER strategy can help students pace themselves.

D= Directions- Read the directions carefully. As for clarification if necessary.

E= Examine- Look for how long the test will take.

T= Time- Decide how much time to spend on each question. Spend the most time on the questions worth the most points.

E= Easiest- Do the easiest questions first.

R= Review- If there is time left, review your answers and make sure you answered all the questions.

**Adapted from www.how-to-study.com.