Some practical suggestions are offered on how not to prepare tests for students. Many of these might fall into the common sense category and teachers often need “uncommon” sense to be effective, so with that in mind, Teach4theheart says: Don’t write confusing questions (you’ll know you’ve done this when students complain that they don’t understand the questions); Don’t use trick questions, such as asking about the Pythagorean “theory” rather than “theorem;”  Don’t give away answers to earlier questions later in the test; and, one that they consider the most important, don’t ask unimportant questions just so you can have enough questions. In summary, they say that you should pay attention if students consistently complain about your tests.