Make sure you eat a light balanced meal about 45 minutes before. Your mind
will be clearer.
Be on time - especially the day of the test. Come prepared.
Be clear on your instructor's expectations about which material will be on
Accept the fact that perfection is not necessary. Getting a 4.0 is not
Breathe fully and relax. Regain control. Be positive. Remain focused.
Go with your first instinct when answering.
If you have difficulty with a question, make a mark in the margin to return
to that one later. This way you avoid losing time for the questions that come
easily to you.
For a chemistry or physics exam, skim the entire exam over quickly before
you answer any question. Find the problems that you can answer with little or no
effort and do those first. It will boost your confidence when you move on to
more challenging problems. The easiest question may not be question #1.