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Learning skills: Taking tests

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Taking tests

Taking a test can be extremely stressful. However, with the right approach, you'll know that you're ready for the exam. You can find some suggestions on how to study for a test in this guide, but in this section, you'll find information on how to write an exam. You can find some great information and strategies in the University of Guelph's A Guide for University Learning, and in particular, the section called "Learning how to take an exam". You'll also find links to a PDF or HTML version of the information at the bottom of the resource.

There are many types of exam questions, including true/false, multiple choice, and essay questions. Please click on the links below to see suggestions on how to answer various types of exam questions:



Multiple choice

Short answer


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Information within this guide was adapted from the University of Guelph's A Guide to University Learning and from information provided by Roberta Mason, Associate Vice-President, Student and Academic Services, Royal Roads University. These materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License.