Teen-I-Am TEST TAKING TIPS
If you’re like me before a test….. and feel butterflies in your stomach, sweaty palms, cant stop chewing your pencils….nerves, nerves, nerves
Here’s what I found HELPS :
Get enough sleep the night before the test. Scientific study proof that people who got enough sleep before taking a test did better than those who stayed up all night studying.
Study. It‘s a no-brainer, but you'll have less reason to be worried.
Listen to instructions. Be sure you know what's expected of you. If something seems unclear before you start, don't panic: ASK.
Read the test through first. Once you have the test paper in front of you, read over the entire test.
TIP : wear a Watch, you can divide your time better.
Answer Questions you know : Don't obsess over the ones you don’t. Come back to it later. If you blank out its harder to remember. Keep Cool.
Relax : If you’re anything like me, when I get too nervous…my brain goes blank …. so you might need a mini-break.
· wriggle your fingers and toes
· take a few deep breaths
· picture yourself in a happy place
Finished already? Check over your work. But if you’re running out of time, just complete whatever you're working on…. Dont panic !!!
Hope these tips help BUT if you’re seriously « terrified of tests »…talk to a parent, teacher, or counselor for help.