Introduction to Testing Strategies

Photo of a room full of students seated at individual desks taking an exam.

Do every day or two something for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.

—William James, American philosopher and psychologist

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for preventing and controlling test anxiety
  • Identify common types of tests given in a college class and their purposes
  • Identify strategies for answering typical kinds of test questions


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