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Before And During The Exam

Before You Write The Exam

  1. Check to make sure you have everything you need! Pencils, pens, calculator, and eraser are all the basics. don't forget to bring an extra pen or pencil as a backup.
  2. Arrive for the exam early.
  3. Keep positive. Avoid talking to people who are stressed out.
  4. Pick a seat away from distractions like doors and windows.
  5. Do something relaxing one-hour before the exam, avoid cramming.
  6. Sleep well the night before.

During The Exam

  1. Answer the easiest questions first. Don’t dwell too long, move on, you can always go back.
  2. Create an outline for essay questions, organize your thoughts, then begin to write. If you run out of time, include your outline.
  3. Plan your time. Estimate how long you have for each question. do the ones worth more first.
  4. If there is time, review your answers, and add additional comments if needed. Don’t leave any questions blank! Write down anything you know about the topic.
  5. Read each question carefully and be sure you understand what is being asked. Do you have to answer all of the questions, or can you select the ones you prefer? Ask for clarification if you are unsure.
  6. Try to stay until the end of your exam time. The extra time may jog your memory for the tough questions.


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