Are you a Poor Test Taker?

Students who struggle with tests such as the SAT are either inexperienced or untrained test takers, or have not taken the necessary steps to improve. Sometimes the notion of being a “poor test taker” becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. It is easier to say, “I am a bad test-taker” than it is to become a better test taker. The first one takes no effort; the second one takes a great deal of effort and guidance.

Chyten has helped thousands of students find the inner motivation to improve scores by 400-500 points and more. But first, you must start believing in yourself.  Learn the methods and strategies needed to master your test, and you will find your test scores increasing steadily and consistently.  And if you have a setback, learn from your mistakes and move forward. Never stop moving forward.

Here’s a tip:

Due to the fact that the SAT is a timed, high stakes test, every situation seems amplified. Time always seems to speed up. You act more quickly and thus are prone to making more errors. Specifically, you are much more likely to select comfortable answers—answers that sound plausible, but that are incorrect or do not answer the question. These are called “attractors.” Attractors are answers that are designed to attract your attention. In many cases, these attractors contain a specific word or information that is in the passage but that is not relevant to the question in which they are found. So be careful, and always make sure to check your facts against information in the passage.