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Developing a Positive Attitude toward Testing

Improving your ability to deal with tests begins with an evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses regarding test taking. If you are a poor test taker due to the apprehensions and anxieties associated with test taking, these problems can be resolved by understanding why the problem is there and developing a positive attitude.

Frequently, apprehensive test takers are products of the educational environment, meaning the schools, teachers, parents and employers of our society. Once upon a time, school and learning were fun. Unfortunately, some of us were taught to fear tests.

The key to any success in life -- including test taking -- is a positive attitude. A positive attitude and knowledge of appropriate test-taking techniques will enhance your ability to be a successful test taker.