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Test Taking Strategies. For Success on the EOCT. Preparation. It is important to prepare for a test in advance. Nothing good comes from simply “winging” anything that you do. Practice Practice tests and review is the best way to prepare.

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test taking strategies

Test Taking Strategies

For Success on the EOCT.

preparation
Preparation
  • It is important to prepare for a test in advance. Nothing good comes from simply “winging” anything that you do.
      • Practice
        • Practice tests and review is the best way to prepare.
        • Studying over long periods is more effective than cramming the night before a test.
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Preparation
  • Get a good night’s sleep before the test. Pulling an all-nighter studying will only hurt your performance.
  • Eat a good breakfast the morning of the test. Avoid eating sugary foods. High-protein foods like scrambled eggs are often best for aiding concentration and minimizing fatigue.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
during the test
During the test
  • Don’t panic.
  • Take your time.
  • Use the restroom if you have to. A full bladder will only distract your concentration.
  • Don’t worry about other people being finished before you. Everyone tests differently. Just because someone’s finished first doesn’t mean that the test was easy for them.
rater method
RATER Method
  • With an English test such as the EOCT, you will be presented with long passages to read.
      • Follow this strategy to aid your understanding of the test structure and to boost your achievement:
        • Read:
          • Read all directions and questions for the section. This will give you a clear understanding of what you are expected to do.
        • Annotate:
          • Mark any questions that you have no clue about with a minus (-) next to the number. Mark any questions with content you recognize with a plus (+) next to the number.
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RATER Method
  • Take:
    • Take your time reading passages. Always be mindful of the directions and the questions that correspond with the passage.
  • Eliminate:
    • Eliminate the easiest questions (+) by answering them. Eliminate outlandish answers from difficult questions (-).
  • React and Review:
    • React with your instincts if struggling. If you feel in your gut that an answer is right, it probably is. If time, Review
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