Test Tips by Exam, Practice, and Resources
By Kelly Roell, About.com Guide
- Testing Technicalities
- Ace Your Reading Test
- Studying Alone
- Studying With Others
- The Savvy Tester
- Hone Your Skills in Class
- PSAT Strategies and Practice
- SAT Strategies and Practice
- ACT Strategies & Practice
- Help for Grad School Exams
- TOEFL and TOEIC Practice
- Test Prep Resources and Products
Ever wonder about the word "rubric"? What's a weighted score? How do score percentiles work? Find out here!
- How to Understand Score Percentiles
- What's a Weighted Score?
- What's Grading on a Curve?
- What's a Rubric?
Ace Your Reading Test
Whether you're just taking a reading test in school or trying to pass the Critical Reading section of the SAT, these tips will be sure to up that reading score.
- Reading Comprehension Worksheets
- How to Find the Main Idea
- Main Idea Practice 1
- Main Idea Practice 2
- Inference Practice 1
- Inference Practice 2
- How to Find the Author's Purpose
- Author's Purpose Practice 1
- Author's Purpose Practice 2
- How to Make an Inference
- How to Understand Vocab in Context
- The 4 Types of Context Clues
Learn how to study here, with scores of studying scenarios. Do you have days to prepare? Months? What's your study situation? Here's the study goodies that'll help you get the score you deserve
- How to Focus On Studying
- Get Rid of These 3 Statements When Studying
- Read Your Textbook In Less Time
- Top 10 Places to Study
- The Best Music For Studying
- The Best Way to Cram
- Night Before? No Problem!
- How to Study in Days
- Study in 1, 2, or 3 Months
- How to Study For Your Midterm
- How to Study for Finals in College
- Mnemonic Devices
- Make the Best Vocab Flashcards
Studying With Others
Here's how to survive studying in a group, with a friend, with your child and more!
- Group Work Doesn't Have to Be Awful
- Traits of a Great Study Partner
- 4 Easy Ways To Study with an Elementary Kid
- 4 Tips for Studying with a Middle Schooler
- 4 Tricks for Helping Your High Schooler Study
The Savvy Tester
Whether you're sitting for the MCAT or just taking the pop quiz your teacher just threw at you, these general test tips will help you get a better score. After all, isn't that what every tester is after?
- 15 Things NOT To Do The Day of the Test
- 4 Proven Ways to Become a Good Test-Taker
- Overcome Test Anxiety
- Trust Your Gut or Change Your Answer?
- Take Your Final Exam With Confidence
- 5 Things To Do The Day of the Test In School
- 15 Things NOT To Do the Day of Your Standardized Test
- How to Pass Your Multiple Choice Exam
- Ace That Chapter Test
- Score Big on an Essay Test
- Share Your Best Testing Tip
Hone Your Skills in Class
Being a good student has a lot to do with how you work in your class. Use these classroom skills to improve your grade, and hence your GPA.
- Figure Out Your Learning Style
- How to Concentrate on The Lecture
- The Best Ways To Take Notes
- Get Organized For Class
PSAT Strategies and Practice
Getting ready for the PSAT in October? Here are some goodies to help get you through the test with a score you're proud of!
SAT Strategies and Practice
Knock out the PSAT first, then land a roundhouse punch squarely on the nose of the SAT with these test tips and practice tests!
- Best SAT Test Prep Books for 2013
- Top 10 SAT Test Tips
- 5 Sources for Free SAT Prep
- 2013 SAT Tutoring Options
- SmartPhone Apps for the SAT
- Break These 5 Rules to Improve Your SAT Score
- How to Study for the SAT
- SAT Critical Reading Practice Tests
- SAT Math Practice Tests
- SAT Writing Practice Tests
- 10 Strategies for the SAT Essay
ACT Strategies & Practice
What's going to help you ace the ACT? These tips and practice tests!
Help for Grad School Exams
Taking the LSAT, GRE, GMAT or MCAT? Check out the practice tests, books and strategies below sure to help you score your highest on these major tests.
- Mini-GMAT Quiz
- Revised GRE Verbal Practice Practice
- How to Study for the GRE
- Best Revised GRE Prep Books
- LSAT Analytical Reasoning Practice Quiz
- LSAT Logical Reasoning Practice Quiz
- How to Study for the LSAT
- Top 10 LSAT Test Tips
TOEFL and TOEIC Practice
Taking an English language test? No problem. Check out these sample questions and practice quizzes to help you prepare!
- TOEIC Listening Quiz 1: Photographs
- TOEIC Listening Quiz 2: Question/Response
- TOEIC Listening Quiz 3: Conversations
- TOEIC Listening Quiz 4: Short Talks
Test Prep Resources and Products
Should you take a class? Hire a tutor? Buy a book? Read below for some product reviews, and places to locate the best tutors around.