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Test-Taking Strategies (PDF)

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Test-taking strategies are techniques or approaches that individuals use to improve their performance on exams and assessments. They include methods for managing time effectively, understanding instructions, organizing thoughts, and selecting the best answers.

The Test-taking Strategies (PDF) is a helpful resource that offers practical guidance for kids and teens to perform their best during exams. It covers four key areas: preparation tips before the test, strategies during the test, steps to take after the test, and a list of success mindsets and skills to adopt.

With this handout, kids and teens can do their best on exams and plan their time well, which leads to academic success and a sense of accomplishment. For example, a student can create a study schedule before a big test, organize their notes, and practice answering sample questions.

After using the handout, they can refer to the Test Anxiety Coping Skills handout to learn tips on staying calm. For instance, they can use positive self-talk, saying things like, "I've prepared for this, and I can do my best," to help manage nerves and approach the test with confidence.

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  2. Bornholt, L. (2002). An analysis of children's task strategies for a test of reading comprehension. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 27(1), 80-98. https://doi.org/10.1006/ceps.2000.1076
  3. Yusefzadeh, H., Amirzadeh Iranagh, J., & Nabilou, B. (2019). The effect of study preparation on test anxiety and performance: A quasi-experimental study. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 10, 245-251. https://doi.org/10.2147/amep.s192053
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