Test Taking Strategies

Self-Evaluation

This is one of the most critical steps in the learning process. Reflecting back on how you studied, and whether or not it was effective, as well as determining what strategies you need to change for next time is critical in the learning process. Learn from the tests by recognizing patterns from the instructor. Instructors typically have a testing style you learn and use for the next exam.

Questions of self-reflection include:

  • What can I do better next time?
  • What is my current grade?
  • What is my greatest challenge to success in the course?
  • Have I talked to the instructor one-on-one yet?
  • How can I improve my notes in this class?
  • Am I attending class?
  • What do I need to do to bring up my grade?
  • Who can I ask for help?