Test-Taking Strategies for Every Exam Type

Students with ADHD tend to crumble under the pressure and information overload of bigs exams. Use these specific tips to prepare wisely for and ace all of your multiple-choice, math, and essay tests at school.

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Essay Tips

Answer the simple questions first. This builds momentum. If you start with the difficult questions, you may linger and run out of time for the easier ones.

Answer in sandwich form — topic sentence, three supporting sentences, a conclusion. If your handwriting’s terrible, or if you’re dyslexic or an auditory learner, ask to take an oral exam, use a computer to type your answers, or use speech-to-text software that 'types' your words.

Create a rough draft. Consider drawing out an answer or jotting down a list of sentences on scratch paper (intro point, key points, conclusion) before writing your answer on the exam.

Taking tests is like strengthening your muscles. It’s difficult at first, but, over time, you’ll ace it!

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