I've always hated taking tests. The time limits, the tricky questions, the true or false sections, etc... every aspect of test-taking has made me want to quit. Over the years I developed a few tricks of my own to help me get through tests. Make the questions personal. Questions are often written with from a third person point of view. Think of the question differently. For example, "Jack bought 6 pencils for a quarter each. How much did Jack spend?" Well, I don't care about Jack and his shopping experience so I make the question meaningful for myself. I think to myself, " I bought 6 purple pencils for a quarter each at the book fair. How much did I spend?" This way of thinking about questions helped me through a lot of boring math tests!
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