Meagan Terry, Operations Manager
Figure out your guessing strategy!
Estee's favorite tip for test takers is to figure out a good strategy for guessing on problems you might not get correct. If you are going to get a question wrong, it's better to get it wrong quickly than slowly! Spend that extra time you might spend on a problem that you will likely miss, on problems you know for sure you will get right.
How to develop your guessing plan:
1. Notice which types of problems you are getting wrong on your practice exams or homework.
2 Figure out how many questions before the exam you want to guess on.
3. Use that extra time to get as many other questions right as possible :-)
4. Crush the exam on test day!
Example: A student identified her weakest area as probability, and knew this ahead of time. Instead of spending four minutes trying to figure out a probability question that she would likely get wrong on the exam, she guessed and kept moving. This gave her four minutes towards questions she will get right, and doesn't have to guess on or rush through and make a mistake.
Guessing doesn't mean that you do not try and get better on weak areas, but it helps you identify your weakest spots and not waste time on them on test day.