Test Taking

Preview these test-taking tips for all of your tests, watch this video on exam preparation, and review the more specific test strategies below to ace your tests.

Objective Tests

Objective tests are usually based on concepts or theories and include multiple choice, true/false, matching. In college, objective exams require high level critical reasoning and making fine discriminations to determine the best answer.

Objective test-taking tips

Subjective Tests & Essays

Subjective tests and essays ask you to write answers rather than choose from a set of possible answers. Answering them is much like writing short papers on assigned topics. The information below provides you with information about the words instructors use in essay questions. It also provides guides for answering the questions.

Subjective test-taking tips

Essay test-taking tips