The night before the test
You’ve studied for weeks and feel confident that you know the material, but the night before the test is always nerve-wracking. You want to do everything you can to set yourself up for success. Here are some things you can do the night before the test to help you manifest passing.
Get a good night’s sleep
Most people need around eight hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep helps your body to function properly during the day. It also helps you to:
- Concentrate better
- Be more alert
- Be in a better mood
To get a good night’s sleep, follow these tips:
- Establish a regular sleep schedule by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This will help to regulate your body’s internal clock.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bedtime. Both of these can interfere with sleep.
- Avoid watching television or working on the computer in bed. These activities can stimulate your brain and make it harder to fall asleep.
- Create a relaxing bedtime routine that you can follow every night. This could include taking a warm bath or reading a book before bed.
- Eat a healthy breakfast.
Start the day with a nutritious breakfast to help you do well on your test. A healthy breakfast can help you concentrate and do your best on a test. Eating breakfast before a test also helps your body and brain to function at their best.
You want to be comfortable while you sleep, so avoid wearing clothes that are too tight or restrictive. Loose-fitting clothing made from natural fabrics like cotton and linen is ideal. Consider sleeping in a lightweight robe or nightgown if you tend to get chilly at night.
The morning of the test
Wake up extra early on the day of the test. This will help you to relax and have a good breakfast. Make sure to review the material one last time before leaving for the testing center. When you arrive, take a few deep breaths and tell yourself that you are prepared.
It is important to get a good night’s sleep before the test and to arrive early on the day of the exam. Bring your admission ticket, photo ID, pencils, and a calculator.
Get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling rested. Waking up extra early to review a few more things will not help you do better on the test. It might just make you more nervous. Eat breakfast and give yourself time to relax and clear your head before the exam.
Take some deep breaths
You’ve prepared as much as possible; now it’s time to trust your instincts and go with what you know. But before you walk into that test room, there are a few things you can do to help ease your mind and set yourself up for success.
First, take some deep breaths. This might sound cliché, but it does help. Clearing your mind and taking a few slow, deep breaths will help you relax and focus on what’s ahead.
Next, eat a healthy breakfast. You want to ensure you have some fuel in your tank to keep your energy levels up throughout the test. Avoid sugary foods that will give you a quick burst of energy followed by an inevitable crash. Stick to complex carbs and protein for sustained energy.
Finally, give yourself a pep talk. Remind yourself that you’ve prepared for this moment and that you are capable of doing great things. A positive attitude can go a long way in helping you succeed.
During the test
A permit test takes work. It takes focus and dedication to pass. You can not simply show up and wing it. You must study and be prepared for the test. The best way to prepare is to get a study guide and practice test.
Be sure to read each question carefully and answer all parts of the question. If a question asks for your opinion, make sure you state your opinion clearly. It is often helpful to restate the question in your answer so that the grader knows which part of the question you are answering.
If a question asks you to do some calculations, show all your work (steps), so the grader can follow your thinking and give you partial credit if you make a mistake. Answers simply “right” or “wrong” will not get partial credit — you must show your work!
If a question has multiple parts, be sure that you answer all parts of the question. Again, if one part of the question asks for your opinion, make sure you state your opinion clearly. It is often helpful to restate the question in your answer so that the grader knows which part of the question you are answering.
Answer the questions to the best of your ability
During the test, you will be asked a series of questions. Answer the questions to the best of your ability. The test is not timed, but it is recommended that you complete it within the allotted time. If you have any questions, please ask the proctor.
Take your time
You will be given three hours to complete the multiple-choice section of the test. This section is worth 100 points, and you will need to answer approximately 50 questions. The questions are designed to assess your knowledge of geography. Some questions will require you to select the best answer from four choices, while others will require you to select two correct answers from six. Be sure to read each question carefully and choose the best answer.
After the test
After you have taken the test, it is important to take a few deep breaths and relax. The next step is to put your positive thoughts into action. You can do this by thinking about what you want to achieve and then taking positive steps toward your goal. You are more likely to achieve your goal when you take action.
A well-done job calls for a reward. Choose something that will fit the time and budget you have available. Here are some ideas for the post-test celebration.