TEST-TAKING DO'S AND DON'TS

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DO'S 1. DO have a good nights rest before taking a test and a hearty breakfast. Energy is important. 2. DO leave your cell phone in your locker or at home. For standarized national test security, cell phones will not be permitted in testing locations. 3. DO relax as you begin to take the test. The less you worry about the test, the better you will probably do on it. 4. DO believe that you will do the best that you can possibly do on this test. 5. DO budget the amount of time you will spend on each section. 6. DO answer the easiest questions first. This builds your confidence. 7. DO answer all questions if you have time. You may have a chance at earning partial credit. 8. DO look for help from other questions. Sometimes one question will "give away" the answer to another. 9. DO check your work before you turn it in so that you can catch careless errors (if time allows).

DON'TS

1. DON'T go into the test thinking "I'm going to fail." 2. DON'T forget to read the directions very carefully. You don't want to be penalized for a mistake in procedure. 3. DON'T waste time on a question you can't answer. You may run out of time to answer questions you know. 4. DON'T change an answer unless you are very sure that your first choice isn't correct. 5. DON'T panic if you can't think of an answer immediately. It may come to you later. 6. DON'T rush through the test. Use all of the time that is given to you.