During the test I brought a watch and took three breaks to refresh my mind and relieve stress for about a minute before returning to the test.
I had made a habit of taking some time during a test to clear my mind and give my brain a chance to stop and be refreshed; however it usually came once i finished the test and before i checked the answers. By making the breaks shorter but adding more of them, I felt that it allowed me to do more questions with a fresh mind. I felt more focused because I allowed myself to forget past questions that I was second guessing my answers to. Overall I think it positively affected my test taking experience and with luck it helped me be more successful than I would have been otherwise on the test.
Post test analysis
For my self-designed exhibit I decided to do the post-test analysis exercise on the same econ test that I did the common exhibit for. I prepared quite well for this quiz and the results showed as i only missed one question. While this was very good and a good reinforcement that the studying I was doing for econ is effective, it made the exhibit a little bit hard to draw data from.