1) Pay attention in your classes. The best thing you can do to raise your test scores is to pay attention when you're supposed to be learning the material: in class! Letting your mind wander or not showing up at all are both likely to make you miss out on key information that will later appear on tests.
2) Take good notes. This is important if you want to have an easier time studying later. Not only will writing the information own as you learn it help you in absorbing the information and paying attention, but you'll have a reference for when you go to study later.
3)Do your homework. Homework, such as assignments and at-home reading are where you will find the rest of the information that will be on tests, so doing this homework is important. Schedule time and set aside a quiet place just for homework, to help beat the procrastination blues.
4)Ask for help when you need it. If you have a question on something, ask for help, don't just leave it behind. You can ask anybody who has knowledge on the subject that you need help with like your parents, teacher, brother or sister. It will most definitely help you in tests and quizzes.
5)Manage your time effectively. It will help you reduce anxiety and focus on studying. If you have a test next week, start studying now. Try not to study at the last minute and cram the night before. Try studying 1 or 2 hours daily and leave a half hour for homework. If you study before you do homework, it will help you do your homework faster and help you understand the subject better.
6)Always review. After school, review what you learned that day.
7)Develop test smarts. This will really help and increase your confidence when taking exams if you're familiar with the typical exam format, common errors to avoid, and know how the concepts in a subject area usually tested.
8)Know your personal learning style. It will help you maximize your learning by using effective study techniques, developing meaningful notes, and making the most efficient use of your study time.
By Author Abdul Qawi