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Advising Center - Overcoming Obstacles

This guide provides information and advice for college students about common obstacles they face such as time management, procrastination, and early morning classes.


Subjective tests are tests where students are asked to give an argument about a prompt and support it with evidence.  These tests are often looking for explanation, application, synthesis, and demonstration of ideas.  Because these are testing basic skills, they are often a core component to 300- and 400-level courses.


Subjective tests often use the following question types:


Sometimes students see subjective testing as providing an opinion about a topic, and they may not properly prepare for the in-depth analysis that these questions require.  Subjective testing requires students to have a depth of knowledge about the material and work with that material in "real time."  


Here are our Keys to Success for taking subjective tests: