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Good Study Strategies:

1)  Clarify with your teacher the sections that are on the assessment.

2)  Study a little bit each night.  Don't cram the night before!

3)  Use active study strategies!  Math is learned by doing and not just reading.

  • Have someone create a practice test for you.
  • Use flashcards to memorize rules, formulas, etc.
  • Use the internet to play some review games.
  • Complete the problems in the chapter review or chapter test sections.

3)  Get a good night's sleep the night before.  Eat a healthy breakfast the day of the test.

 
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Test-Taking Strategies:
(These are to be used during the assessment!)

1)  Write any important formulas or rules that you might forget on the top of your paper BEFORE reading the problems that are on the assessment.

2)  Ask clarification questions if something confuses you to ensure that you truly understand what the question is asking.

3)  Whenever possible, show all work!

4)  Take deep breaths when you feel tense.  Try to remain calm, relaxed, and POSITIVE!

5)  Pace yourself!  Don't spend too long on any one problem!

6)   With extra time, perform "checkbacks" for as many problems as possible.                     
Make sure your checkbacks utilize a different method than the original way you       
solved the problem.