HygienistPrep’s Top 5 Test Taking Tips for Dental Hygiene Students

Posted on September 06, 2016

As a Dental Hygiene student, it seems like every time you turn around there is another test or quiz waiting for you.  You have a lot on the line and put in a lot of hard work every day of the dental hygiene program.  HygienistPrep is one of the leading NBDHE prep programs and we know what works to pass a test! Make sure all of your studying pays off by following HygienistPrep’s Top 5 Tips for Test Taking: 

Test Prep1. Slow Dow

We all get in a hurry to finish a big exam. I don’t know if it’s because we are worried we will forget important information or because of test anxiety, but it’s easy to jump to conclusions before reading the full question. Sadly, this often results in an incorrect answer because of keywords skipped over. Take your time, it’s not a race, and make sure you are certain of what the question is asking.  

2. Go With Your Gut

Dental Hygiene faculty are great at repetition and instilling valuable information without you even realizing it. You know way more than you think you know, young grasshopper. Go with your gut on your answers. Do not second guess yourself. As long as you have taken your time to read and understand the question, you need to be confident in your first answer.   

3. Process of Elimination

One of the worst feelings is when you read a question and get a pit in your stomach because you have no idea what the answer is. But, you will be surprised how often you can come to a correct answer by first eliminating all the answers you know are incorrect.   

4. Skip Questions

If you are stuck on a question, move on. Star it or whatever you have to do to remember to go back. Sometimes we get a mental block that will be removed once we refresh ourselves with information gained from answering other questions.

5. Answer check

At the end of every test you should take the time to go through all of your questions to make sure they are all answered or all Scantron bubbles are filled in. This does not mean reread the questions and second guess yourself. This means be certain you have put an answer down for all questions given.

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