Do Scantrons, multiple choice questions and essay prompts make you nervous? You’re not alone!
According to the American Test Anxiety Association, as many as 20% of students experience severe anxiety around taking tests. Another 18% have a moderate form of anxiety.
One way to curb your anxiety around testing season is to properly prepare.
Here are 5 great things you can do for yourself to assure you will get good grades on your exams.
1. Practice for Multiple Choice Questions – Taking practice tests will get your mind
thinking about test questions. Practice multiple choice, short answer and essay questions to get the wheels turning. At CK-12, you will find thousands of practice multiple choice tests for math and science that you can take online. Practice is automatically graded so you will know what you need to spend more time on as soon as you’re finished.
2. Apply Lessons to the Real World for Word Problems – Many students struggle with word problems because they don’t understand how a science or math concept applies to real life scenarios. Don’t be that student! CK-12 has tons of real world applications covering hundreds of science and math concepts to help you prepare for word problems this testing season.
3. Review Science and Math Concepts – It’s not too late to learn concepts you missed in class or review those you learned earlier in the year. Search for the concept you’d like to review and either read about it or watch a video to prepare for testing time.
4. Get a Good Night’s Sleep – Studies show that students who get 7-8 hours of sleep the night before a test have better focus and perform better than students who get less sleep. So put away those study materials and hit the sack. Your brain will thank you.
5. Eat Brain Food – Junk food can slow your brain
down and make it more difficult to recall information on tests. Eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables before an exam actually feeds your brain the energy it needs to help you perform better on any type of test.
What do you do to prepare for tests? Tell us in the comments section below.