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MN POST Board Exam Review Guide

Test Taking Tips

Beat your test anxiety by being prepared!

Utilize the resources below to help you best prepare for the POST Board Exam.


English Language Learners:  Visit our English Language Learner Guide

Click here for complete information about English Language Learner resources.  

Study Aids:

Freaking out about taking the POST Board Exam?  Check out these resources to help you stay on your A game!  We have all the resources you could want to help you prepare for your test and stay cool while taking it, plus some tips for mastering multiple-choice exams.  

  • Creating a Study Schedule – To really prepare for tests, you must begin at the beginning.  The key to learning is understanding not just memorizing. Creating study tools such as mindmaps and flashcards will help you in the long-run. Focus on steps 4 and 5 in the study cycle while preparing for the POST Board exam.
  • Pre-test Prep & Post-test Reflection – What are you doing to prepare for your exams, and what should you be doing?  This sheet helps you strategize better study plans.
  • Managing Test Anxiety Video – This short webinar will give you tips to help you keep your cool as you take your exam.
  • Test-taking Strategies Video – Do you always seem to choose the wrong option in multiple-choice tests?  Watch this short webinar on tips to help you master multiple choice and other test questions.
  • Studying Tips for College Students – No one knows studying for tests like a fellow students!  This student blog shares the studying tips you need to do well on tests.  You can also learn How to Beat College Exam Stress.



Doing well on tests is about more than knowing the information. 

Improve your test taking/prep abilities and make the most of what you know!

Learn test taking and prep tips and strategies from the folks who know--Peer Tutors.  

To connect with a tutor, make an appointment in Tutor Match!  Click here for step-by-step instructions.  You'll select Criminal Justice/LE in the Topic drop down and then select Peace Officer Licensing Prep or Test Taking/Prep from the Subject drop down menu.

One way to be as successful as possible is to be aware of your current situation so you can make a plan to improve (Metacognition).  The same is true for learning skills like test taking and prep.  The resources below will help you do just that:

Before, During, and After Strategies for Reading will help you understand and remember what your read.  Great overall resource!

Improving Reading Comprehension is another resource to help you comprehend and retain more effectively.

SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recall, Review) will lead you through steps to make sense of the text.

Mind Mapping will help your organize your thoughts and see how concepts interrelate. Great for studying too!

K-W-L (what I Know, what I Want to know, what I Learned) will help you activate and use your prior knowledge. So important to the learning process.                  

Utilize Learning Express for reading assistance. See Adult Learning Center - Becoming a Better Reader; see College Center - Reading Review. 

Skill Surfer can also help with Reading skills.  Select ESL, College, and/or Adult College Readiness topics.

How do I take notes that will be helpful?



Study Strategies Resources

The titles in the below tabbed boxes are a small sampling of the many eBooks that are available inside the eBooks and Academic eBooks via EBSCO and 3M Cloud Library databases! 

Click on the titles to view the eBook or search for them by title in the eBook database.

Not sure how to access eBooks via EbscoClick here.

Not sure how to access 3M Cloud LibraryClick here.