Taking CLEP exams? Boost your score with these test-specific and general test-taking tips and strategies that can help you prepare for test day.
Trust your instincts on the CLEP test
If you know the answer just by reading the question, you're probably correct. Look for the choice that is similar to your mental response and mark it on the answer sheet.
Use CLEP study to prepare for "trick" questions
Look for obvious inconsistencies. A question may ask you for specific information, such as the number of feet in a specific distance. If any of the answer choices presents dimensions that are in degrees or seconds, you'll be able to immediately rule it out.
Know the difference between a guess and an educated guessThere is a penalty for a wrong answer, but it is still worth your while to make an educated guess on the CLEP test. If you can eliminate answer choices that are obviously wrong, then your odds of selecting the correct answer will be higher.
Relax the night before the CLEP exam
Don't cram. CLEP prep at the last minute will only stress you out. Go to a movie or hang out with a friend — anything to get your mind off of the test!