I have a set of rules/test taking tips that I teach everyone to use. Maybe it will help you, maybe not. Please consider them and how to adapt them to your own experiences.
While in the test room, sit down.
- Relax, you have a long time to take the test. You are paying for the use of that chair for 150 minutes. Get your money's worth.
- RTFQ. Read the full question and understand what they are asking for. Don't guess, reread it for understanding.
- Write out all the Acronyms you can think of and leave room for more as you test.
- Write down all the formulas you can think of and refer to them later. In the heat of battle, it is easy to make a mistake. In times of stress, refer to steps 1 and 2.
- Draw and label all axis and lights and anything else on a drawing of an airplane, it may help jog additional memories while under stress.
- Know the standards. Write the ones you remember and add to the list as you work. Check all chart values.
- Read ALL notes on every page. There will be parts of the answer in them.
- Make grids and tables. Carefully keep everything in order, columns and straight lines and add labels as you work so you can go back to them and understand your work.
- Always use a straight edge.