Test Taking Tips

When you eat food in the morning, you’re giving your body the necessary vitamins and minerals that affect the way you concentrate, the way you absorb information, and the way you function in class.  Days when you  are taking tests, are when eating well is even more important. Your body needs fuel to function well and breakfast is your first fill up for the day. So be sure to fuel up with breakfast in the morning.  You will feel and learn better.

Have a great breakfast that includes complex carbohydrates like multi grain cereal, waffles or bagels and protein; like milk or yogurt.  Don’t forget to drink plenty of fluids.  Good Luck!

Tests are a fact of life………

Did you know that these days, students in the U.S. take more tests than ever before? It seems like no matter what grade or school you’re in, you’re always taking tests. And if you get anxious or nervous before and during a test, you’re not alone! In fact, even students who do great in schoolwork can have trouble in the exam department. Fortunately, test-taking can be a lot easier — and less crazy-making — if you pick up some useful habits and skills.

Parents can help their children during these stressful times.  Remind your children about these useful ways of helping them takes test more easily.

Ten Test Taking Tips!

Here are ten important ways to do your best on a test.

  1. Be on time
  2. Stay focus and relaxed– think about one question at a time. If your start to fell really nervous.  Take deep breaths!
  3. Sit comfortably
  4. Expect and accept a little bit of nervousness – almost everyone feels a little nervous taking a test.
  5. Read the directions – this will prevent simple mistake and give a few tips about the test you are about to take.  reading the directions can help calm you down before you start.
  6. Pace yourself
  7. Don’t rush – Read all the answers before you choose the best answer and then move forward.  You can go back to questions you want to go over again if you have enough time in the end
  8. Don’t get distracted – Don’t look at other students around you.  Pay attention to the test with a quick glance at the clock to help finish on time.
  9. Focus on what you know – Pass on the question that you find really difficult so you can move through all the ones you know.  Come back if you have time.
  10. Use all your time – Go over the questions if you finish with extra time. Sometimes the answer to a tough question comes to you.                                                                           When the test is over, try not to think about it for a while.  The test is over and you did your best.  Do something that you enjoy doing and that makes you happy.