3. Review the test questions before beginning. If there is no time limit on the test or you know you will have enough time to complete the test, review the questions on the exam before starting the online exam. This is an important tip that successful online students have learned and use frequently to “ace" their online test. The reason behind this strategy is that they are able to go back and answer the easiest questions first. Also, usually the online exam is not grouped according to subject matter; and by reviewing the questions, you can answer all questions in order of the subject matter. This is especially beneficial if you have an “open-book test" where notes or the course textbook can be used during the online exam.
4. After you click on an answer verify it before proceeding. With online test, it is not uncommon for people to accidentally click on the wrong answer. It becomes a real problem if you proceed to the next answer and did not know that your pointer landed on the wrong answer. Of course you can easily find this mistake upon your review, however what happens when the test will not allow you to go back to review you previous answers? There are some online test that will only allow you to proceed forward. Not to mention, you might not have enough time to go back and fix your answers after completion. Therefore you should make it a habit to verify your answers before proceeding to the next question.
5. Don't close out of the browser until you've submitted your finalized answers. After you are completely finished with your online exam, make sure to click the submit button before exiting out of the site. If you fail to perform this simple step, your online test may not have been submitted. Most importantly, if you lost your online connection, contact your professor immediately and ask how you can proceed.
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