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Very well-written and insightful overview of test-taking and the psychology of test-taking and learning. The author's education in psychology shines through in practical suggestions and perspectives... Probably the best dollar I have ever spent on education. In addition to his fine advice, I would like to also suggest that the choice of a textbook can be critical to course success. Don't just be stuck with the assigned text if it doesn't fit you; there are many free or low-cost books on Amazon Kindle or Amazon books for sale which might work better for you. Different authors can provide different perspectives on the subject. Also, use the textbook's chapter outlines/objectives and summaries; work the sample questions or problems at the end of chapters (if provided) for deeper learning of concepts then check your answer at the back or in a study guide. Learn the vocabulary words in the glossary of your textbook, they may show up on your exam. On multiple-choice exams, you can go through the test several times answering the "easy" or obvious questions in the first pass and the questionable ones next, and then the ones you have trouble answering for last As the author suggests, spend your last bit of time double-checking your answers---always make sure your answers are lined up properly on standardized test forms.
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2021
As an educator, I'm always interested in helping my students perform better on exams, test, and quizzes. This book provides good, basic direction for those who want earn more points through a set of useful study practices and test-taking strategies. There is no shortcut to success, but this book provides a rationale roadmap that, when coupled with diligence, will help you arrive at your desired destination.
I've been preparing and tutoring people for the ACT and SAT for over twenty years, and I still learned some good tips from this pick. Also, I can confirm based on this lengthy experience that the author provides techniques and tactics that are extremely effective in the real world.
There's no magic fix, but there are strategies to learning and remembering to learn and to do well on tests and exams. Using psychology, studies, and clear writing, this book offers a path to becoming a successful and focused student of just about any subject. This book isn't a way to cheat the system, but a book to gain proficiency in how one studies and performs in any academic study.
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2021
Hollins does a great job in presenting solid study habits for learners in this guide. Aside from your basic instructions (don't wait until the last minute for example) he offers good advice for analyzing the questions to really get an idea of what is being asked. Taking the time to understand what the assessment is asking, can certainly help a learner achieve better results.
This is an excellent book to utilize, especially those who are not good test takers or nervous when taking tests. This book breaks it down for you and shows you how to prepare better and pass your exams.
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2021
If you are anything like me then you get nervous before taking a test. Even though you know you have studied countless hours for it, the process is still nerve racking. With this book, you take the stress out of it. You are so prepared for the testing part that you have nothing to stress about. Highly recommend for anything who has issues taking tests.