Test taking skills are an essential element to college success, mostly because the majority of your final grade will have come from unit tests. Not everyone is born with a natural nack for test taking you have to work on it. You must develope necessary test-taking skills in order to be successful in college. There are several different kinds of test you will encounter in college. Most of which will be essay, multiple choice or fill in the blank. It is important to know how tests are created in order to know how and what to study. You should also famailiarize yourself with certain test words likely to be on exams. Another key to successful test taking is managing your test anxiety. The first thing you do is check and see if you actually have test anxiety. Most people have or have had atleast one incident where they got sweaty palms or just plain nervousness before an exam, which is pretty normal, as long as it isn't happening all the time. Some strategies for dealing with test anxiety range from getting plenty of rest and study time in before you sit the test to certain breathing techniques to help lower your level of stress.