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Test-taking skills

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Exam Success Guides

Produced by the Department of Resident Life, the Academic Success Guides below covers tips, strategies and resources to ace your exams. 

Peer Institution Websites

Resources from UMD peer institutions offer valuable information. While most of the information can be used by any student regardless of where they are enrolled, note that some links may provide contact information/resources that are available only to that particular institution. Special thanks to our peer institutions.

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Test-taking Strategies

+ Videos

+ Handouts

+ Post-Test Analyzer

(from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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Types of Exams

Preparing for multiple-choice, essay, and other types of exams

(from University of Waterloo)

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Manage your time (video)

Manage your time while taking an exam

(from Ohio State University)

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Essay Exams (video)

How to approach essay questions

(from Ohio State University)

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Taming Anxiety

Tips on mentally preparing for exams to avoid or reduce anxiety

(from Oregon State University)

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