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T’was the Night Before Test Day

Do you have a big test or exam coming up?

Review these suggestions to make the most of the hours before your big event.

TIPS FOR TEST DAY — AND THE NIGHT BEFORE

  1. Exercise before an exam to manage your stress level.

  2. Take a break from studying as the exam time approaches.  Do something fun for a few hours.

  3. Pack your backpack or school bag on the night before your exam. Bring everything you need: admission ticket, 3-4 lead pencils, an eraser, 2 ink pens, a sweater (in case it’s cold in the test room).

  4. Set your alarm, and have a back up alarm.

  5. Sleep well the night before the exam.

  6. Get up early enough on test day to do a quick content review. 

  7. Try to stay relaxed.

  8. Learn no new material on the day of the exam.

  9. Eat! Don’t take a big test on an empty stomach. Eat complex carbs and some protein. Hydrate – but not too much!

  10. Plan your travel to the test location: directions, parking, public transit, time needed. Arrive 10-15 minutes early for your test.

  11. Get psyched! You are ready. You have prepared for this test.


You can do it!


If you’re in a bind and need advice about cramming for your exam, read this!

Tips on writing a multiple choice test are in this blog post.

Strategies for writing a math exam are on my blog.  Read this!

For other study suggestions and strategies, look at all the topics on my blog.