What you’ll learn to do: explore techniques for doing well on tests
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
By the end of this section, you will be able to identify common types of tests given in a college class and their purposes. You will be able to identify effective strategies for preparing for a test and ways to improve your performance. You will also be able to identify strategies for answering typical kinds of text questions.