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If you're prepping for a major test, read ahead for psychological, physical, and educational advice to help you score big.
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15 Things NOT To Do The Day of The Test
Whether you're getting ready to take a college admissions exam like the SAT or ACT, or you're jumping into the LSAT, GRE or MCAT, there are just certain things NOT to do the day of the test. Are you planning to make one of these mistakes? Check out these 15 no-nos, so the day of the test runs smoothly and your score is the best it can be.

Overcome Test Anxiety
Sure, yoga can help you overcome test anxiety, but you can't do it when you're sitting in a desk. These 5 test anxiety tips will help you overcome test anxiety right before you take the big test. Try them - these anxiety strategies really work!

How to Focus On Studying in 6 Steps
If you need to know how to focus while studying, then these six easy steps will help you do just that in no time at all. Find out how to focus before your next big study session so you get the score you really want!

4 Ways To Become a Good Test-Taker
Stop beating yourself up! You CAN be a good test-taker. There are some easy steps you can take to dislodge this "terrible test-taker" idea from your life. Here are a few of them that will help take you from "meh" to great on your next exam.

5 Hot Final Exam Tips for College Students
You've prepared for your final exam - great! What you really need are some final exam tips while you test. Score! I've got them for you! Here are five hot final exam tips for college students to make sure you're focused, alert and competent on test day.

Is Trusting Your Gut On a Multiple Choice Test Good Testing Strategy?
Is trusting your gut on a test a good idea? Should you go back through a test and change your answers or should you rely on your instincts? Here's the answer to that age-old question!

7 Common Grammar Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Test Score
If you're used to making these common grammar mistakes, then you'd better take a closer look at how these bad boys can influence your next test score. Tests like the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE and major state standardized tests all assess your abilities with the English language. Learn to identify and solve test questions involving common grammar...

The Best Brain Food for Test-Takers
What should you eat the day of the test? The month before? What brain food is going to help you on test day? This list of the best brain food for test-takers will certainly help your overall health, but studies prove that brain food can help your test score, too. So eat up!

4 Polite Ways to Get People to Pipe Down When You're Trying To Focus
We've all been there – sitting harmlessly in Starbucks, studying for a test, reading the paper, writing an email, when a brazenly loud person gets on their cell phone and begins an intrusive conversation.Here are four polite ways to get people to pipe down when you're trying to focus in a public place.

What is Grading On a Curve?
What does grading on a curve mean? How will your teacher get your score? Here are the "grading on a curve" basics with three popular grading-adjustment methods so you can better understand the answer to this question.

SMAART New Year's Resolutions for Students
Achieving New Year's resolutions can be an almost impossible task, unless you know how to create "SMAART" goals for the new year. Here are some sample SMAART New Year's resolutions for students to get you started creating your own.

Test Tips - Tips for Testing - Test Prep
Everyone has to take a test at some point. These test tips will help you manage to get the test score you'd really like. So when you're doing your test prep, read these general test tips and product reviews. Then, take a practice test or two to help you succeed.

Conquer Time Management Once and For All
If time management is a struggle for you, don't despair! These five steps will help you get your time management issues in check in a hurry, so you can ace that test, finish your homework and find some stress relief.

Top Fifteen Test-Taking Tips
From eating a protein-packed breakfast to sitting in the back of the room while testing, these tips will keep you at the top of the class.

Back-To-School Tips
These back to school tips will help your semester start off smoothly, and get your prepared for both major tests like the PSAT, ACT, and SAT and even the minor ones your teacher is going to throw at you!

The Top 10 Signs Your Kid Needs Summer Tutoring
Is summer tutoring right for your kid? Should you invest the time and money into a summer tutoring session? How do you know if your child needs summer tutoring? Read here for the top ten signs your child needs summer tutoring.

Mnemonic Devices
Mnemonic devices are memory tricks used to help you learn. Most people are familiar with verbal devices like acronyms, but there are many types of mnemonic devices from spatial to auditory to kinesthetic to help you remember important information for tests. Here are some types of mnemonic devices you may or may not have heard of. Feel free to use profligately!

Essay Writing 101
Many people are asking how to write an essay. Well, if you follow these steps word for word, you'll be able to write an essay with the best of them on test day! These instructions follow a standard five-paragraph essay format, and as an English teacher myself, I know my students can't go wrong if they write an essay this way!

What Is a Weighted Score?
Here, find the definition of a weighted score or weighted grade, and the best method for determining what kind of grade you'll need on your final to earn the GPA you're aiming for.

What Is a Rubric?
What is a rubric used for and why should you understand them? Here's the answer to those questions along with a printable pdf of a research paper rubric.

12 Days of Christmas Test Prep Style
Although the funds in my wallet aren't limitless, my gratitude for your readership definitely is. And what better way to say thank-you than with a song? Here's a revised 12 Days of Christmas tune for some test prep cheer!

8 More Things NOT To Do The Day of The Test
Whether you're getting ready to take the SAT or ACT, or you're ready for the LSAT, GRE or MCAT, there are just certain things NOT to do the day of the test. Are you planning to make one of these mistakes? Check out 8 more things NOT to do, so the day of the test runs smoothly and your score is exactly as good as it can be.

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