In this article we will look at two important factors when learning how to ace any test at home!

What factors to studying for tests help students ace any test?

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Life is full of ‘tests’. 

No one knows this better than students.

Yet the one ultimate test question students find hard to answer is; how do I find success on any test I take in order to make my life easier.

The answers is; find a positive mindset and learn the art of communication.

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Mindset and Tests

Mindset is how we view ourselves in relation to the test.

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Why am I angry or upset? Am I afraid of making a mistake?

The anxiety persons may feel when it comes to taking a test may be because 

1. They do not understand what the test is asking them to do.

2. They do not understand how to apply the knowledge they have.

What then is the best way to understand what is before you?

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The Art of Communication and Tests

The art of communication simply means knowing when to listen and when to speak.

 In order for you to survive any test that comes your way, remember your mindset and how you will communicate what you know.

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Negative mindsets around tests are real and in order to change them we must first acknowledge them.

Such mindsets among students may be that they feel ‘tests’ are meant to torture them because of what they don’t know.

In any situation, tests are meant to teach us; can I solve the problem in front of me.

When you enjoy taking a test, you enjoy sharing with others what you know.

So let’s start by understanding that changing mindset towards tests may help you find success. 

Change you mindset on tests from being 

I am afraid of what I don’t know.” 


“I enjoy sharing with others what I do know”.

In my many years of teaching, I have found that those students who listen well, often are the ones who enjoy success on tests, and continue to find their success in life.

Listening is the foundation for all other forms of communication.

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When we listen, we learn, and so it may be that to find your success you may need to listen more, and speak less.

So that when you do speak, people enjoy listening to what you have to say!

Other Important Tips to Remember

Ask for clarification: Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification (or to explain it again) if there is something you don’t understand. This shows that you are engaged and proactive in your learning.

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Sharing your thoughts: When answering test questions, take the time to organize your thoughts and write them in a simple, step by step, and easy to follow way.

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Final Thoughts…

Being able to effectively communicate what you know is important for many tests.  Practice explaining complex ideas in a clear and concise manner.

Adopting a growth mindset, will help you believe that your abilities can be developed through hard work and dedication. 

This will help you approach tests with a positive attitude and determination.

And lastly, believe in yourself and your abilities. Confidence can help you stay focused and perform at your best.

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We would like to hear from you! Let know your thoughts in the comments below on our ways to improving your success on any test in school! And remember to keep learning and have fun!