Quick Test Taking Tip
For those of you having difficulty completing the examination or finishing the exam with just 5-10 minutes left, here is a suggestion to help you complete your exam more smoothly. Many examinations are divided into testing subjects; for example, you will find Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Mechanical, Judgment, etc. If your strong point is Mathematics, go to that section of the examination first and complete the Mathematics questions, making sure that you are marking the correct corresponding answer on your answer key. This method will give you a confidence boost and lower your anxiety. This goes for any subject. If you are better at Reading Comprehension, go to that section first and get it out of the way. If you are better at Mechanical, do those questions first. Your goal is to not get bogged down in a section where you don't feel confident, and then panic when you see that time is getting short. By following this test-taking strategy where possible, you will find that the exam goes smoother and you save time for the more difficult sections.
Having Trouble with the Written?
Evaluate yourself, are you having problems with math, mechanical aptitude, or word comprehension? A great and affordable idea is to contact your local community college for tutoring.
For math, you only need to know about twelve formulas. Once you have the formulas down, you just plug in the numbers or convert the word math problems into the formula.
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Try this approach. Instead of taking the sample tests in the written test books cold, go to the answers in the back and go through the first time with the answers. Then you'll know what they are looking for in the answers. It will cut your learning time. There are only so many ways they can ask a question on the same topic. You will get to the point where you can look at a question and go right to the answer.
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