How do I become a better test taker?
I know there are other threads on this. I'm finally going back to college, and I'm doing whatever I can to succeed or get A's. Now I've seen the errors of my ways, and I want to end this "bad testing curse"
Just yesterday I took my first test, and I felt like I didn't do too well on it. Really studied, even answered all the questions in the text book. Even rewrote the information twice, and compressed it all on one page. I even created a list of my own questions, along with more questions. Drew pictures of how I would understand the concept.
For my professor he emailed a simple studied guide the day before the test. I took all that material, and studied every detail of it. I even created a list of my own questions, along with more questions. To me I felt all the hard work I've done was pointless because of this study guide.
I felt no anxiety when I took the test, and felt confident. I studied intense to pass this test I deserve something. I went through the test answered the ones I was sure of, and then other questions I started to contradict with myself or narrow it down two answers. Then I ended up being the last person in the room, and rushed when time ran out.
It was a damn disaster, and I couldn't believe it. What the hell went wrong or what am I doing wrong?
Last edited by cypher222; 02-05-2011 at 12:16 PM.