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College Success Guide, 2nd Edition by Patricia Weiss, Dr. Karin Blackett

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CHAPTER 2Test-Taking Skills

“There’s no such thing as a stupid question, but they’re the easiest to answer.”

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Taking tests can be scary. However, tests are something you can’t get away from. For you to earn your degree, the school has to have some way of knowing you understand the material in your classes. Your instructors have to test you to see whether you learned anything.

Test Preparation Tools

The key to the process of successful test-taking lies in time management. Successful students start preparing for exams on the first day of class. You can do this by reading the syllabus. You need to know how many exams you have, their point values, and when they will take place.

Some exams are timed; if the allotted ...

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