5 Proven Study Habits for a Higher Score on Test Day [Ep. 2]

podcast Sep 17, 2019

As Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do." That's especially true when it comes to the actions you should be taking on a consistent basis as you prepare for your standardized test. In fact, there are five (5) key study habits that I've seen from working with thousands of students over the years that, if you take them to heart and implement them consistently into your study routine, will inevitably lead to better performance and a higher score for you on test day.

We lay them all out for you in this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast:


Specifically, here's what you'll find in this episode:

  • The BE-DO-HAVE principle for success, based on the framework laid out by James Clear in his book Atomic Habits;
  • A thorough discussion of the five (5) key study habits that will inevitably lead to better results for you on test day if you consistently execute them during your test preparation;
  • From the Mailbag: Should you take a full-length practice test even if you haven't learned all of the material tested on your exam yet?
  • One simple action you can take now to start developing better study habits.

As promised during the show, here's a link to Atomic Habits if you want to grab a copy of the book and learn more about how to develop good habits in all areas of your life: https://amzn.to/2ZYDHls.

Toward the end of the show, I also talk about the importance of taking lots of full-length practice tests. Here's where you can find practice tests for different standardized tests.

GMAT (2 free): https://www.mba.com/exam-prep/gmat-official-starter-kit-practice-exams-1-and-2-free

GMAT (5 paid): https://www.dominatethegmat.com/gmat-online-practice-test/gmat-online-practice-test/

GRE (2 free): https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/powerprep/

GRE (6 paid): https://www.dominatethegre.com/gre-practice/gre-practice-test-online/

SAT (8 official): The Official SAT Study Guide

ACT (5 official): The Official ACT Prep Guide

LSAT (10 official): 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests

Finally, here's the full Aristotle quote that we began the show with:

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

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