How To Score Above Average In An IQ Test - 3 Simple Steps
have an average IQ score. Very few people will have an above average IQ score.
For instance, if you are currently at 70, it would be difficult to cross the 100
mark. But the fact remains that, no matter where you start at you can definitely
improve. Below are three ways to do so:
your test taking skills.
Browse through the questions quickly. Do not waste time on questions which seem
tough or time consuming. Come back to them after having solved the easier ones.
This will help you find out the questions you can answer quickly, instead of
wasting too much time on tricky questions.
answer all questions in a multiple choice test. If not sure about the answer,
use the technique of ruling out the wrong answers. If you are able to eliminate
2 out of 4 alternative given, your chances of answering the question correctly
prepared in all ways for the test.
Get a good sleep prior to the test. Have a straight posture while you sit and
take deep breaths. This improves your score on any test. Eating fish too, has
shown to speed up your brain waves and help you concentrate for longer periods
If you are
permitted to listen to music, I recommend you Mozart. If not allowed, then
listen to it just before you take the test. One research has shown that people
who listened to Mozart's sonata for Two Pianos in D major,K. 448 for around 10
minutes before taking an IQ test improved their score by 9 points. Do not
hesitate to do whatever will prepare your mind and body for the test.
exercise your brain. This is a technique to improve performance in the long
term. Over a period of time your performance and hence the IQ score will
It is my
personal experience that the scores are higher when you take the test the second
or third time. So it is best to take an online test the day before your test is
scheduled. This will surely increase your average IQ score.
that stimulate thought: Fiction is what most prefer to read, but it is hardly
useful for enhancing the thought process. Reading books which are mentally
challenging will help you improve your ability to read and write. Classics will
improve your vocabulary to think in English and may even change the pattern of
your thinking. Never ignore the words you don't understand. Look up for their
meanings. Also put all your effort in understanding paragraphs which appear
complicated. Read them again and again to understand the full depth. Cultivate
this habit and you will soon be able to grasp any complicated matter.
I am sure
that once you get hooked to stimulating books, you will no longer be tempted to
read fiction. Learning and imbibing fresh ides is far more thrilling than
reading a fiction novel.
so much involved in our daily life that we don't find time for ourselves.
Concentration reduces. Find time where in you are alone and can think about
issues. This will help organize your thoughts and you can prioritize your tasks
and duties. You will be able to make clear cut decisions and focus on the most
important issues. You cluttered mind will be a lot more clear and you will know
why you are doing activities when performing them.
Evgheny Stivenson is a professional psychologist, author
of multiple articles related to intelligence quotient
and developer of the world's most difficult
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