Exam Preparation

November 9, 2016

Learning Resource director, Ms. Rodriguez advises,

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Learning Resource director, Ms. Rodriguez advises, “Start early, study smarter not harder and try not to cram. Testing anxiety is also a very real thing and I suggest anybody feeling this to see her personal guidance counselor.”

Start Now!

Do not wait until last minute to start getting organized, start getting the reviews and flashcards you used to prepare for tests into a binder or folder so you’re not scurrying to get all of the information you need the week before exams.

Junior Alessandria Ligori talks organization:

“I make a review for every test beforehand and I immediately put it into my exam binder so that I can be prepared will all of the information come exam time.”

Stay Consistent

Instead of studying for a test and forgetting all of the information after two weeks, keep reviewing the materials and information to keep your brain sharp. Whether you use flashcards or have everything in a binder, reviewing difficult subjects during free time will save a lot of studying during exam week.

Get a little Exercise

20 minutes of cardio everyday has proven to improve your memory and reduce stress. Staying active coming up to exams will keep you energized, less stressed, and healthy!

 

Sophomore Myah Rhines exercises during the week to relieve stress, “A lot of times I will workout just to get my mind off of school. Working out also makes me feel better inside and out, so when I get home, after my brain break, I can get back focused on studying.”
Photo Credit: Myah Rhines (used with permission)
Sophomore, Myah Rhines exercises during the week to relieve stress, “A lot of times I will workout just to get my mind off of school. Working out also makes me feel better inside and out, so when I get home, after my brain break, I can get back focused on studying.”

Switch up your study spots

Alternating where you study refreshes your mind and is proven to improve focus. Don’t limit the places you study to your room or kitchen table, try studying outside or even going to panera bread to stimulate your mind with a changing environment while studying.

Start Managing your time

Begin scheduling your days and balancing sports, homework and your social life so when exam week comes you will be prepared to manage your studying for that week.

Junior, Evan Greek, trains her body to get rest leading up to exams.

“I start managing my sleep schedule so that I get a good amount of consistent sleep leading up to exams.”

Exam week can be a very stressful time but by starting to study sooner rather than later, organizing study materials, time management, and staying active; exams will be a lot more bearable!

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