Tips for Success


    Test Taking Tips

    Bring at least two pens/pencils with good erasers, a calculator and any other resources that your instructor allows you to.

    Keep a positive attitude throughout the whole test and try to stay relaxed. If you start to feel nervous take a few deep breaths to relax.

    When you first receive your test, do a quick survey of the entire test so that you know how to efficiently budget your time.

    Do the problems that have the greatest point values first.

    Pace yourself, don't rush . Read the entire question and pay attention to the details.

    Ask the instructor for clarification if you don't understand what they are asking for on the test.

    Write legibly. If the grader can't read what you wrote, they'll most likely mark it wrong.

    Always read the whole question carefully. Don't make assumptions about what the question might be.

    If you don't know an answer, skip it. Go on with the rest of the test and come back to it later. Other parts of the test may have some information that will help you out with that question.

    Don't worry if others finish before you. Focus on the test in front of you.

    If you have time left when you are finished, look over your test. Make sure that you have answered all the questions.

    Read question 2 times- Make sure you understand what is being asked!!

    Underline/highlight key words in the question- Focus on the important part of the task!

    Put question in your own words- Restate question to how you would understand it.

    Cross off answers you know are incorrect- Process of elimination

    Pace yourself- don't get caught up one on question.

    Homework Tips

    Study the way YOU feel works best for you. For some people, it's in a quiet place, others like to study with music. 

    Make sure are aware of the time that you have to complete your assignments- be organized!!

    Do the homework the NIGHT it is ASSIGNED. It's freshest in your head, not to mention, you never know what the next day brings for homework.

    If you have questions on homework, ask one of your teachers for help during study hall (the day BEFORE it is due!)

    Use all of your resources before giving up (Ex: textbooks, notes, internet)

    When in Flex or Study Hall with a teacher, complete the work that is most difficult for you. Do the work that you don't need help with at home!!