Technique #3: Recognize your control in the outcome of a test

It is self-defeating to tell yourself that your test performance is not in your control. These thoughts create anxiety and prevent you from studying effectively. Focus on what you can do to improve your test performance.

There are many resources available at Utah State University to help you succeed in your classes and test situations. You can get information about these resources at the Academic Resource Center, Taggart Student Center, Room 304A, (435) 797-4027.

Attend Supplemental Instruction Watch the video Test Taking Strategies
Attend free drop-in tutoring Make an appointment with your professor to understand how best to study for the test
Study with a partner or group Review your lecture notes, text readings, previous class tests/quizzes, and handouts
Review tests that your professor has on reserve in the Merrill Library Create practice test questions
Prepare a study guide and exam preparation schedule Request individual assistance from the Academic Resource Center