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These electrical test taking tips will help you. Regardless of what you've been studying and how you've been studying, here are some basic exam prep tips to keep in mind when getting ready for the big one.
Test taking tip #1
Give yourself enough time to study
Don't leave it until the last minute to cram. Make sure to download and use the Candidate Information Bulletin for guidance (it's FREE).
Test taking tip #2
Make sure you have enough space to spread your textbooks and notes out. Have you got enough light? Is your chair comfortable? Try and get rid of all distractions, and make sure you feel as comfortable and able to focus as possible.
Test taking tip #3
Test taking tip #4
Explain your answers to others
Get together with other electricians or visit forums online to discuss test questions and theories.
Test taking tip #5
Test taking tip # 6
Sleep - This should be a no-brainer but many people stress too much the night before or cram all night. Just go to sleep.
Test taking tip # 7
This is not the time to panic, it’s only an exam and if all fails, try again and prepare better next time. Many students paralyze themselves during the exam but truth is, it’s all in your head, take several deep breaths and take it one question at a time.
Test taking tip # 8
Many guys who rush through the exam misunderstand directions or don’t catch changes in the directions and fail a simple question. Don’t fall for their traps. Remember to answer the questions you know first, then return to the beginning and work on the rest.
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