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Finals can be extremely stressful. However, if you want to make sure you'll have the best chance of doing great on them, you should read and avoid these common test-taking mistakes.

Avoidable Test-Taking Mistakes

  1. Not studying, cramming the night before your big test, or generally being unprepared isn't conducive to learning or proper test-taking.
  2. Not having the necessary supplies (like a ruler, calculator, or a crib sheet), can be a big mistake you can avoid.
  3. Some students forget to write their name on their tests, which can lead to a lower score.
  4. Not reading the test is a big mistake. Many errors could be avoided if students bothered reading the test thoroughly before answering.
  5. Speaking of answering, if you don't answer properly (as instructed or in an organized, legible manner), you could also be losing points.
  6. Getting stuck in a test can be troublesome since you are under a time constraint. If you can't figure an answer out, mark the question down, move on, and come back to it once you've finished the rest of the test.
  7. It's not uncommon for students to miss answering questions (be it because they didn't see them or they forgot to come back to them), which can seriously impact their grade.
  8. While you are pressed for time, rushing to answer your test can lead to oversights and other similar mistakes. Work calmly to answer well.
  9. Lastly, not reviewing the test before handing it in is a mistake, since, during your review, you'll be able to spot and correct errors, and verify that you answered everything.

Get ready for your finals with help from The Tutoring Center, Foster City CA. Call (650) 638-9163 to enroll in one-on-one tutoring in Foster City CA.


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