Time Limits

Time LimitsMany tests come with a time limit, and all securities exams do, so you have to learn to work within them. The fear and anxiety that can stem from worry about not getting done can take away your focus. First, you have to realize that you can use that full time period, so don’t get in a rush. There will always be a few people that finish lightning fast for any test. Don’t let that make you feel rushed to get done. You really don’t know what their overall grade is. Getting done early doesn’t mean they knew it all. Continue reading “Time Limits” »

How to Answer Multiple Choice

multiple_choice2You may feel like you have it all figured out when it comes to multiple choice questions. Yet these tips can really make a difference for you. By finding out how many questions it consists of, you can allocate your time wisely. You will know just how much time you can spend on each of them. If there is no time limit, then you can feel free to go at your own pace. Continue reading “How to Answer Multiple Choice” »

In the Test Room

In the TEst RoomThe test room can be an unknown factor that makes it tough for you to feel good about an upcoming test. Take steps that will help you to be able to keep it all in perspective so you can remain focused. If the test is going to take place in the room where you have class, then you already know the layout. If not, take some time to find the location and to make sure you can get there in plenty of time on test day.

If the test room is new to you, try to get there early on the day of the test so that you can pick the seat that works for you. If you are one of the last people to arrive, you will have to take what is left over. Identify what could distract you such as being in the front of the room, being by a window, or even sitting in an end seat because people will walk by there when they are done taking their test. By arriving early, you can use breathing techniques and you can use relaxation for your muscles to avoid tension

Always have what you will need ready to go when you get to the test room. If you can bring in a calculator or other tool, have it on your desk. Have extra writing instruments so that you don’t have to get up and sharpen a pencil during the test session. Wear a watch so you can make sure you are using your time wisely. Don’t spend too much time on hard questions you are struggling with. Move on to what you can get right, and return to those other items if you have left over time. Continue reading “In the Test Room” »

Flash Cards

flashcardsBeing properly prepared for a test is very important. There are a variety of study methods that can be incorporated as part of that learning process. One that many students get results with is the use of flash cards. They are easy to make, you can take them with you, and you can use them to study alone or with a partner. With a partner, you can take turns showing the flash cards and letting the other person know if they got the answer right or not.

You can make them out of index cards or square pieces of paper. Write a question on one side and the answer on the other side. If you plan to use flashcards for several classes, get different colors of index cards. You can also use a color code to help you identify different types of information. For example, one color for the terms and definitions for a class.


In order for flash cards to work well for your study needs, pay attention to what the instructor shares with you. Many of them will identify important details and information you need to know for the test. Highlight such information in your notes. As you read through your textbook and other materials, you also need to highlight pertinent information.

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