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TAKS TEST TAKING TIPS

T-CUBED IDEAS & SUGGETIONS
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NANCY STONE

on 17 October 2013

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Transcript of TAKS TEST TAKING TIPS

FUN TEST TAKING TIPS
THE NIGHT BEFORE AND MORNING OF THE TEST
STRETCHING DURING
THE TEST

GENERAL TIPS
FOR BETTER SCORES
WHY TAKS TEST?
RELAXATION AND BREATHING
DURING THE TEST
COMMON COURTESY
Read directions carefully and mark only one answer per question.
Answer the easier questions first.
Skip tough questions and go back to answer later.
Read (and re-read) each question carefully for your answer..
Double check your Q/A's on your scorecard.
Change an answer if your know it is wrong.
Mark, hi-lite, circle or underline key words in the problem.
Its primary purpose is to provide an accurate measure of student achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science.

TAKS test results are also used as a gauge for institutional accountability.
MATH TAKS
Mathematics is one of the most important element in everyday situations.
Learning mathematics helps students to think logically, solve problems, and understand spatial relationships.

Successful preparation for TAKS tests not only allows the students do well
in the TAKS exam administered once a year, but also allows them to learn,
practice and comprehend various math concepts required at each grade level.
Hold a stretch for 15-20 seconds.
Slowly inhale through nose, hold 5 seconds, exhale slowly through mouth (controlled) a few times.
Roll shoulders forwards and backwards slowly.
Stretch neck and slowly side to side.
The key to deep breathing is get as much fresh air as possible in your lungs and inhale more oxygen. The more oxygen you get, the less tense you will feel. So take a moment to slow down and breathe deeply
Tense ... hold it ... and relax your arms, legs, stomach and facial muscles.
Stand up, stretch arms up, tip-toes, cross over legs and arms. Hug yourself and pat your shoulders.
Nutritious breakfast high in protein for energy (eggs) with little sugar.
Have a pleasant evening with a good night's rest.
Positive thinking that you will do great and clear your mind!
Transcribe to bubble your answers correctly.
Keep focused on your paper and avoid looking
at other students.
Mental and Visual Break: Close your eyes for 10-15 seconds; or look up towards the ceiling (not around).
Winning teams practice for a championship game. Let's prepare for success by using great tips and strategies to accomplish your goal!
Random Tips
Nothing less than your highest and best.
Answers that are positive or with more information are more likely to be correct answers.
Calculate with two different strategies when time allows.
Estimate your answer, work it out, double-check with another strategy.
Review the whole problem, circle key words/concepts, underline the question to answer, do not jump to a conclusion.
Be sure you answer each and every questions before you turn in your test.
Rephrase a tougher question for clearer understanding.
Organize your thoughts
PACE yourself and use all the time given. DON'T RUSH !
Avoid drinking a beverage less than one hour before the test.
Take a "necessity break" fifteen minutes before the exam.
Change answers if your know they are incorrect, avoid second guessing.
Read all possible answers thoroughly and eliminate the obvious wrong answers.
Loose clothing and comfortable sitting. Good posture and sit up for good blood flow.
Raise your hand for assistance.
Do not speak out loud.
Fix careless mistakes (decimals, wrong numbers or wrong arithmetic).
Stay mindful of other students taking the test too.
WE KNOW YOU WILL DO GREAT!
http://www.studygs.net/tsttak1.htm
More Tips
Review and recheck by working backwards. That is check the last problem first and work your way back to the first question.
http://www.studygs.net/tsttak1.htm
http://www.testtakingtips.com/
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/teststress/article10.html
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/boost-your-skills/10296.html
http://www.fastweb.com/college-search/articles/1707-top-standardized-test-taking-tips
http://bruteforcestudyguide.com/testanxiety.html
http://lsattips.blogspot.com/2008/12/10-ways-to-get-ready-for-morning-of.html
http://www.tips4taks.com/prep_tips.aspx
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