Beware of 10 most common Test taking Mistakes



1. Leaving an answer blank

There is nothing wrong along with the avoiding over a tough question to give yourself some additional time to think it over, just as long as you remember to go back to the question far ahead. The danger is to be unable to remember to go back to every question that you have skipped. A blank answer is always considered as a wrong answer.

Solution: Every time you skip a question during test, just put a check mark at the side of it.

2. Answering a question twice

You would be amazed that how many times students select two answers in multiple choice questions. This makes both answers wrong and you get a negative mark.

Solution: Review your work done and you must make sure that each true or false and multiple choice question just has one answer circled.

3. Transferring answers incorrectly from scratch paper

The most challenging mistake for math students is having an answer correct on the scratch paper, however copying it wrong to the test.

Solution: Double check all the work that you transfer from a scratch sheet.

4. Circling of the wrong multiple choice answer

This one is the most common mistake, however it is also one that is actually very easy to make. You look over all the multiple choices answers and then pick the one that is correct; however you circle the letter next that is just next to the correct answer, the one that doesn’t match your answer.

Solution: Make sure that the letter or answer you indicate is the one that you actually mean to select.

5. Studying the wrong chapter

Every time you have a test coming up; make sure that you understand that which important chapters or lectures the test will cover. There are times when a teacher will test you on a particular chapter that is never discoursed in class. Though, on the other hand, the lectures of teachers might cover three chapters, as well as the test might cover just one of those chapters. When that happens, you can wind up studying material that would not emerge on your exam.

Solution: Always ask your teacher that what chapters as well as the orations will be covered on a test.

6. Ignoring the clock

One of the most common mistakes done by the students during the test is failing to manage the time. This is how you end up in an alarm along with the five minutes to go as well as five unanswered questions watching back at you.

Solution: Always proceeds the first few minutes of an exam to consider the situation when it comes to essay questions and answers. Give yourself a timetable and follow it. Give yourself an arranged amount of time to outline as well as to answer every essay question and just follow your plan.

7. Not following directions

In the test if the teacher asked for “compare” and you “define,” then you are going to lose the points on your answer. There are some particular directional words that you should understand and also you may follow when you take a test.

Solution: Know the following reversing words:

Define: Provide a definition.

Explain: Provide an answer that gives a complete overview or the full as well as clear description of the problem and also a solution for a specific question.

Analyze: Take separately a concept or a procedure, and explain it gradually.

Contrast: Show the differences.

Compare: Show the similarities as well as the differences.

Diagram: Explain and draw a chart or the other graphic to prove your points.

Outline: give an explanation along with the headings and subheadings.

8. Thinking too much

It is very easy to over-think a question as well as start to doubt yourself. If you incline to second-guess yourself, you will definitely change a right answer to a wrong answer.

Solution: If you are a thinker who inclines to over-think and you get a strong guess while you first read an answer, then just go with it. Limit your thinking time if you know you incline to doubt your first predispositions.

9. Technological breakdown

If your pen runs out of ink and you cannot complete your paper, your blank answers are only as wrong as they would have been for any other cause. Running out of ink or breaking your pencil lead in the midway through a test occasionally means leaving half your exam blank. And that mail leads to your failure statement.

Solution: Always bring some additional materials to an exam.

10. Not putting your name on test

There are times when you do not put your name on the exam sheet and it may leads to a failing grade. This can happen when the test superintendent doesn’t know the aspirants, or when the teacher or the overseer would not watch the aspirants again after the test is over (like at the end of a academic year). In all these conditions (or even if you have a very strict teacher) a test that doesn’t have a name written on it will be stirred out.

Solution: Always write your name on a test before you get started to attempt your paper.

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