Master the Science of Taking Exams and Tests

Develop the inside strategies and habits that will turn you into a confident, high achieving master of exams and tests.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

This course deals directly with the challenges that are posed by exams and tests by analyzing every step of the exam and test cycle including:

  • How to prepare for tests
  • How to manage the stress that comes with taking exams and tests
  • What to do on test day, including how to analyze the content of questions
  • How to analyze post-test results to ensure future success

As we discuss each step, students will gain a deeper insight into what the most successful students do in preparation for tests, and begin to gain a deeper understanding of what teachers and examiners are looking for in student responses. By the end of this course, students will be able to take any test or exam knowing they are fully prepared for any challenge that comes their way.

What are the requirements?

  • Awareness of your strengths and weaknesses when it comes preparing for and sitting exams.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Master the proven strategies that lead to outstanding scores on exams and tests.
  • Prepare for tests and exams with confidence.
  • Demonstrate your true ability on tests without stress affecting your performance.
  • Distinguish between types of exams and different types of exam questions.

Who is the target audience?

  • Students who regularly sit exams as part of their studies.
  • Candidates applying for positions of employment where a test may be part of the selection process.
  • Teachers who are seeking ways to improve the test performance of their students.
  • Anyone who needs help overcoming test anxiety and improving their approach to exams and tests.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction: Setting the Scene

Get an overview of what to expect on this course.

Section 2: Test Preparation

Here we discuss some tips that can help us pick out what types of questions and content may be included on any upcoming test or exam.


Learn how to overcome the natural forgetting curve and how to maximize your ability to recall high level content related to your test or exam.


Here we discuss what information you need to find out about your test and how to build a study plan.


This document provides you with a general template for building a study schedule. You can include your classes, assignment deadlines, study time and your personal fixed items (leisure time, extra-curricular activities etc.)

Remember to be both honest and flexible in building such a schedule. Have a go at completing it and feel free to message me if you need some suggestions.


We look closely at how to deepen your understanding of key concepts and why it is important to write mock and past papers as part of you preparation.


This lecture focuses on the importance of being physically prepared for exams and what to do if you have no choice but to do last-minute cramming.

Test Preparation
5 questions
Section 3: Managing Exam Stress

This lecture serves as a brief introduction of the effects of stress.


As a starting point for this section, we aim to dissect and define what the word 'stress' means.


In this lecture we look at how to identify our current methods of coping with stress.


In our discussion of the CHANGE method of stress management, we start by looking at the principle of "Chilling Out".


In our discussion of the CHANGE method of stress management, we start by looking at the principle of "Health Comes Firstt".


In our discussion of the CHANGE method of stress management, we start by looking at the principle of "Accepting What We Can't Change".


In our discussion of the CHANGE method of stress management, we start by looking at the principle of "New Thinking".


In our discussion of the CHANGE method of stress management, we start by looking at the principles of "Go Away".


In our discussion of the CHANGE method of stress management, we start by looking at the principles of "Express Yourself".


While we know there is a relationship between stress and performance, in this lecture we aim to discover exactly how stress affects our performance on tasks like exams.

1 page

As you prepare for your exams, use this checklist to make sure you are doing all you can to minimize your levels of stress.

Managing Exam Stress
4 questions
Section 4: Test Strategy

Here we will look at what to do as soon as you open the test or exam paper.


It can be very easy to get distracted by others when taking tests, in the lecture to outline why it is important (and most productive) to focus only on what you're doing.


This lecture introduces the first three tips on how to master multiple-choice questions.


This lecture introduces the second three tips on how to master multiple-choice questions.


This lecture introduces some suggestions on how to approach True-False and Matching questions.


This lecture introduces some key strategies on how to approach essay exam questions with confidence.

Test Strategy
6 questions
Section 5: Post-Test Analysis

In this final lecture we discuss how to use the results and marks from your test or exam to help prepare you for future success. Specifically we will focus on how to analyze the marks to provide useful personal feedback.

Post-Test Analysis
3 questions
Section 6: Plenary
The Wrap-Up

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Instructor Biography

Kerrie Martin, Academic Coach, Teacher, and Life Coach

I would describe myself as a passionate student success expert and would do so based on my years of experience and success as a psychology teacher, student mentor, academic coach, academic assessor and life coach.

While my career began in the classroom at the school and college levels, my current roles have seen me focus more on helping students focus more on the fundamental principles and behaviours that underline academic success.

I have a Bachelors degree in Human Psychology, and have done further study in the areas of Life Coaching, Secondary Education and Counselling. All of these areas say something about who I am in that all of them focus on developing others.

My business 'Achieve on Purpose' focuses on "equipping people with the direction, strategies and skills to discover and develop their inner excellence" and I would say this company mission also serves as my personal mission. I am passionate about bringing potential out in others and the courses I aim to bring to Udemy will strive to do exactly that.

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