Saturday, March 28, 2009

How to Study for A Test

19 -year-old LaLa from South Carolina writes:

So im studying for the military entrance exam but i noticed i dont really have good study skills to me this test is kinda hard because num1 its timed and the result in failing is waiting another 6 months to retest! So my question is wat are some Good studying skills for word knowledge and my worst subject! Math lol thanks 

Hello LaLa,

Please don't focus on how everyone else did on the test that will just make you more anxious. As long as you do your best that is all you can do! Just because others may not have done well that doesn't exclude you from doing well.

The best way to build good study skills is to set aside time on a regular basis that you will commit to studying. So set aside about 45 minutes to an hour each day and dedicate that time to studying.

For word knowledge, make flash cards. After you have mastered the card take it out of the pile, and continue reviewing the cards you struggle with.

For math, you need to do it! The only way to learn math is to practice doing math problems. If you are struggling seek help from someone else, if not a professional tutor, one of your friends or family members.

If you haven't already buy a practice book that focuses on this exam and take practice tests.

You want to do more than just memorize. It's all about understanding. If you can explain it, then you are doing great.

Another good tip is to study with others who are also taking the exam if you can. If not you can study aloud, this will help you remember the information.

Lastly, DON'T PROCRASTINATE. If you study regularly you will be prepared for the exam. When you are taking the test make sure to relax because if you've studied you know the information. If you start stressing out just take time to breathe. Read the question and before you look at the answer choices think of the answer, then choose from the choices.

I hope this helps!


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