Back in my school days I usually did quite well at taking tests. I guess I was blessed with that gift.
Some people are just better at taking tests than others, and it really has little, if anything, to do with intelligence or preparation.
I remember several major tests and exams on which I ended up receiving higher scores than friends who I considered to be a lot “smarter” and better prepared than I was.
All of the above being said, the results of a research study headed by a Mr. William Poundstone indicates that there are tricks (statistical and otherwise) that can help anyone do better on most any test. [Read more…]