No matter what subjects you’re studying, whether you’re in high school, in college, at university, or facing vocational or entrance exams, to pass your exams you need to develop your exam performance mindset. Doing this will help you:

  • Develop an attitude of excellence — always aim to achieve your personal best.

  • Decide exactly what your academic goals are.

  • Get clear on your purpose for undertaking the exam. This will help you stay motivated when the going gets tough.

  • Undertake an attitude analysis to see if you have any limiting beliefs that may hinder your progress.

  • Maintain positive self-talk, no matter what challenges or difficulties you experience along the way.

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Ron Woldoff is the founder of National Test Prep and has taught SAT, ACT, PSAT, GMAT, and GRE prep courses at Arizona high schools and universities. Geraldine Woods has more than 35 years of teaching experience. She is the author of more than 50 books, including English Grammar Workbook For Dummies and Research Papers For Dummies. At, Woods blogs about language trends and funny signs she spots around New York City.

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