So I took my final test for the first semester today, for Patho. And I totally bombed it. 76%, which brought my final grade to a 79.5, which this instructor thankfully rounds up to a B. Here's the deal... I totally know this material. I really feel like if we sat down one on one and the instructor was asking me about the material, I would pass. Obviously, this is not reflected in my tests. So can anyone tell me how I can test better. After googling how to take multiple choice tests better, I can tell you what is NOT my problem:
I'm not overly anxious
I don't take too long, I actually tried to go slower on this test-40min
I don't change my answers, and if I don't know it, I come back to it without wasting time on it
I underline/circle/box key words (always, increased, everything, except)
I tried on this test to answer the question before looking at the multiple choice answers
I do actually study. A lot.
I do the study guide questions until I can practically recite them.
What am I doing wrong?