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19 Apr

Testing:

  • Read through the exam
    Reading through the whole exam you can

    1. know what is expected of you
    2. prioritize items on the test
    3. pace yourself.
  • Carefully read the instructions
    Make sure you are answering the question that is being asked!
    Often students know how to solve a problem, but they misread or misinterpret the question itself
  • Check that you have correctly rewritten the problem
    If you use a scratch piece of paper make sure that you correctly rewrite the problem.
    Don’t skip steps. Start from the beginning;
  • Clearly, write each step of the solution
    Be neat and don’t rush writing numbers down.
    Keep checking your solution as you are working.
    Neatness makes it easier to recheck your work;
  • Double check your math, especially your calculator entries
    Double check your calculator work immediately.
    The chances of hitting a wrong number are high, but the chances of hitting the same wrong number are not;
  • Don’t Dilly Dally
    If you get stuck on a problem move on and come back to it later.
    When you are finished, recheck all your work.