One of the major differences between high school and college is the number of tests that are used to calculate final grades. In high school it was not uncommon to have weekly tests in addition to homework assignments and other projects. In college, there may only be 2 or 3 hourly tests and a final exam used to calculate your final grade. As a result each test is very important and it is essential that you learn how to be an effective test taker. The following sites give some great suggestions.
http://www.uni.edu/walsh/linda7.html This site contains the “Ten Commandments” of test taking.
http://www.bucks.edu/~specpop/tests.htm This site has some general information about test taking strategies.
http://www.wright-counseling.com/checklists/TestAnxietyAssessment.html This site discusses the problem of test anxiety.
This is a great YouTube video regarding strategies to help raise your grade if the first test didn’t go as planned: “I Blew the Exam, Now What?”