University of Arkansas

UALR College of Business


5 Top Assessment-Taking Strategies

Since taking timed assessments causes anxiety for many we have provided a list of strategies to support you as you prepare to take your assessments.
  • Arrive ten minutes early to avoid feeling rushed.
  • Bring a calculator you are familiar with for the math assessment.
  • Relax, assessment anxiety can only limit your success!
  • Listen to, read carefully, and follow all instructions because more questions are missed due to misunderstanding the question than for any other reason.
  • When unsure of the answer, make educated guesses when responding to multiple-choice questions. Usually two out of four available choices can be easily eliminated.
  • Answer all questions on the assessment. Your score is based on the number of correct answers you provide rather than wrong answers or unanswered questions.

For More Information

Mike Gerfen, Coordinator
Workforce Group
UALR Institute for Economic Advancement
2801 South University
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
FAX: 501-569-8538
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