Background Information on Test Preparation
Performance on exams is determined to a great extent by the nature of one's preparation. In this respect, the quality of test preparation is more important than the quantity of preparation. Contrary to most students' beliefs, the way one prepares for an exam is much more significant than the length of time one prepares. The strategies discussed in this page espouse this view.
Purposes of Test Preparation Strategies
Test preparation strategies are intended to help students use study time as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Advantages of Test Preparation Strategies
One advantage of test preparation strategies is that they help to improve student performance on exams. In addition, the strategies work to reduce test anxiety, which also improves exam scores. When students are prepared for exams, they tend to be more confident and perform better. Students will find that when they are prepared, tests can almost be fun!
Specific Test Preparation Strategies
General test preparation strategies may be used to prepare for any type of exam. Much of the information under this heading is summarized from other pages in the General-Purpose Learning Strategies main stack. The test-specific strategies are geared toward certain types of tests.
The type of questions on the exam is perhaps the strongest factor influencing on one's test preparation plan.