Make sure that you have a good quality sample book of the type of paper that you are going to study on. The book must contain questions that are of the right difficulty level for your exam and it should also contain plenty of practice questions. You can only do well if you do plenty of practice exams and also practice making notes. A good quality study guide or course should contain both of these aspects.
I recommend taking several practice tests a week. You should try taking one a day, even if this sounds like a lot. This will make sure that you are prepared for each question that will appear on the exam. Always make sure to go over the information that is given on the test before taking it. It is amazing how much information may be omitted from your memory when you are so tired. Go through the test as fast as you can without pausing in between questions.
You will also want to make sure that you study the types of questions that you will be faced with. You will never know exactly what questions are coming up and it can help to sort through your study guides to find these questions. For example, you will probably have lots of notes on the biology topics that will appear. You might want to find a biology textbook to look through that will give you an idea of the types of questions that may arise.
One last tip is to set aside plenty of time to study for the exam. As mentioned, it can take many hours to answer a test and you need to do it right. So, make sure that you get at least 8 hours of sleep each night and make sure that you take at least a half hour walk every night as well. Exercising on a daily basis can also help you stay focused and ready for your test.
The main goal of the test is for you to show your reading and reasoning skills and this is done through the questions you will be asked. Make sure that you prepare a study guide ahead of time that includes all of the questions that will appear on the test. Then, read the questions before you even attempt answering them. This will allow you to gain a better understanding of the material and it will prepare you to tackle the questions that will come during the test.
You should also consider taking a review class prior to the exam. There are plenty of review classes out there that will give you practice tests and questions that you can study from. You will want to familiarize yourself with the type of material you will be studying and this will help you answer the test better. You may even find a few helpful tips from these classes that you can put into practice on your own.
Taking care of yourself physically, can be just as important as taking care of yourself mentally. You do not want to run your body down by drinking tons of caffeine or teas that contain high amounts of sugar. If you are eating properly, exercising, and sleeping right, you will find that you will have a much higher energy level and feel great. This will also go along way towards helping you do your best on the exam. Also, if you keep your stress levels low, you will find that you will be able to focus and do well on the exam.