How To Handle Multiple Online Assessments at Once
Getting a degree or certification can be a rewarding, but sometimes challenging, experience. You may often find yourself having to juggle multiple online exams at a time, which can be a daunting task. Fortunately, we have created some best practices that can help you stay organized and maximize your chances for success.
When you are handling multiple online assessments at once, it’s best to:
With so much material to cover and so little time, it’s important to make sure you’re studying the right material in the right order. How can you figure out how to prioritize your exams? You can do this by:
• Assessing the difficulty level of each exam
Some exams may be more difficult than others, or are for subjects that you may consider difficult. Prioritizing your most difficult exams can be useful, because you can spend your time thoroughly studying the material that will be most beneficial to you.
• Take the importance of each exam, and their value, into consideration
This will help you make sure you’re focusing your energy on the exams that will have the most impact on your overall score.
• If deadlines are variable, determine which exam is due first
With Examity, you can go to your dashboard to view the allotted time periods to complete your exams. After knowing which tests need to be completed first, you can then plan accordingly.
Make sure to plan ahead
We recommend making a study planner to help you stay on track. In your study planner, we suggest that you:
• Break down what you need to study into sections and create a timeline for when you’ll study each section. Then, study for the amount of time that works best for you, whether it’s 20 minutes or 1 hour. This can help reduce stress and make the studying process more efficient.
• Outline achievable short-term and long-term goals in the planner. For example, you could set a goal to finish a certain chapter by the end of the week, and then you could aim to get 90% or better on all of your exams.
And, plan for the unexpected
When taking an online exam, unexpected events can happen, like power outages or a bad internet connection. Leave yourself a buffer. Don’t wait until the last hour or day to take your exams, in case there is an issue on testing day. If you experience other issues on the day of your exams, like technical problems with your computer, contact our test-taker support team. Our highly-trained team is available 24/7 to help. Also, don’t forget to confirm your device is ready to test with Examity in advance, so you’re not delayed on your exams. You can perform a system check here, or, you can log into your Examity dashboard. There, a system check will automatically perform to determine if your system meets our testing requirements.
Avoid taking your exams back-to-back
It can be tempting to try cramming all of your exams into one day, or taking them back-to-back, but this can be detrimental to your performance. Taking multiple exams consecutively can make it harder to switch gears between different topics and subjects and can lead to exhaustion. This can cause you to lose focus and motivation.
If possible, it’s best to spread out your exams so you don’t lose concentration. Examity’s 24/7 scheduling system can help you avoid taking all your exams back-to-back, and you can take your tests during the days and times that work best for you. Give yourself enough time between tests to recover and help you switch gears.
Book exams in advance, and don’t take them at the last minute
When scheduling exams with Examity, we recommend booking them ahead of time to give you a better chance of successfully preparing for them. But, don’t take your exams at the last possible minute! If you do, you may not have time to reschedule your tests if you need to retake them.
When you schedule your exams in advance, you’ll be better prepared. Having goals can help you stay motivated and focused, and you can make sure you’re giving yourself enough time to perform your best on each exam.
Taking multiple exams at once can be intimidating, but when you’re sufficiently prepared, the process will be smoother and easier. If you have any questions about Examity, please reach out to our 24/7 test-taker support team. Good luck on your exams!
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