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Memorizing and Test Taking

Research shows most people suffer from test anxiety--sweaty palms, a nervous stomach, and the fear of forgetting information. Yet additional research indicates that when people are given a plan for memorization and test-taking, anxiety is reduced. Use the techniques listed below to improve your memorization and testing skills.


Memorizing
Some people can memorize the entire dictionary and some can barely remember their own cellphone number. These tips can help you overcome your memory challenges.
    •  Overview
    •  Acronyms
    •  Acrostics
    •  Rhymes
    •  Loci
    •  Keywords
    •  Image-naming
    •  Chaining

Test Preparation
You have listened to lectures, taken notes, and memorized key facts. Review these links for additional ways to be prepared!  
    •  General test preparation
    •  Mastering one test
    •  Standardized tests
    •  Anticipating test content
    •  Review tools for tests
    •  Overcoming test anxiety
    •  Organizing for test taking
    •  Cramming
    •  Emergency test preparation

Test Taking
Once of the most common anxiety dreams is of showing up for class and not knowing the material on a surprise test. Be prepared for anything the instructor might throw your way.
    •  Ten tips for terrific test taking    
    •  True/false tests
    •  Multiple choice tests
    •  Short answer tests
    •  Open book exams
    •  Oral exams
    •  Essay Exams
    •  Essay terms and directives
    •  Math Exams

Note:  All modules are from the Study Guides and Strategies website. Walsh College is not affiliated in any way with the sources noted here, and assumes no responsibility for the content available on the websites listed.