1. Familiarise yourself with the format
Given that error checking tests are comprised of several different question formats, becoming familiar with the format and the style of questioning means that you can easily understand the question when put in a timed, pressurised situation.
2. Practice identifying errors in sentences
The purpose of an error checking test is to evaluate individuals on their attention to detail and accuracy. Identifying errors in sentences means sharpening your selective focus skills and accuracy, which is of benefit when you come to take the actual test.
3. Practice taking timed tests
Error checking tests are timed tests. Practicing under timed conditions means that you become accustomed to the stress you will feel when taking the test, enabling you to control how you react under this pressure. It also means you can use any strategies to help you keep calm when taking the test.
4. Try eliminating answers
If you're still not sure how to answer a question, try eliminating answers until you're left with only one option
Marks can only be given for correct answers, so if you are unsure of which multiple-choice answer is correct, make things easier for yourself by eliminating answers rather than focusing on selecting the correct answer from the whole list. Working with a shorter list of possible answers lets you concentrate on the correct one.
5. Get plenty of rest before the test
To perform to the best of your ability, get a good night's sleep the night before the test and ensure you are well rested, have eaten, and are hydrated. Doing so enables you to focus on the questions in the test and allows your natural ability to shine.