How to Stop Making Stupid Mistakes on Exams

Exams are impassive and unforgiving.

They exist to test your knowledge, yes… but even if you know the material cold, exams will still tear you a new one if you’re unable to relay that material accurately onto the testing sheet.

That’s why it’s crucial to avoid making stupid, careless mistakes when taking your exams. Whether caused by test anxiety, haste, or carelessness, dumb mistakes result in test grades that don’t live up to your actual knowledge.

In today’s video, we’ll go over 10 methods you can use to stop making these dumb mistakes.

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2 Comments:
  1. I’ll be taking a major exam a few months from now, and I hate the anxiety that comes with exams. True enough, you have to do numerous insanity checks during the big day.

    Thanks for the tips.

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