University of Nebraska High School Test Taking: U. of Nebraska High School online program
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Test Taking

ScantronSeveral test taking strategies exist for objective and subjective tests. Students are encouraged to try these suggestions to figure out what works best for them.

Quick Tips


  • Re-read all materials, paying attention to important concepts and terminology.
  • Review any notes you have taken.
  • Create flash cards.
  • Review objectives of materials.
  • Take any provided self-check tests.
  • Once you take the test, look at what you got wrong, so you can review that for future tests.

Test Taking

  • If allowed, bring scratch paper to use.
  • Get a good night's sleep before the test day.
  • Eat breakfast.
  • Bring water.
  • Schedule plenty of time for the test, so you aren't rushed.
  • Arrive early.
  • Mark questions you are unsure of and come back to them later.
  • Eliminate answers you know are wrong before choosing an answer.

UNHS Resources

INFOGRAPHIC: Answering Multiple Choice Questions
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External Resources

  • Quizlet: online flash card creator