We’ve all been there – sitting through an exam, cramming as many facts as possible into our brain in the hope that we’ll pass. If you’re feeling a little bit like a studying sloth, then this article is for you! This blog post gives some great tips on how to make studying for exams easier.
Last semester was the first time I had taken a test in more than a decade. It was also the first time I had to take my precious daughter to school on her first day of kindergarten. As we pulled up, she said “Mommy, don’t worry, if I get bad grades today, you can always come home with me.” Once inside and settled in for the day, she began to ask all sorts of questions about what people wore and what they did during testing. The day went well and soon enough it was time for her to leave for “that other place”! At this point, I realized that something needed to change. We were going through a lot of trials and tribulations as a family and something needed to be done.
How to tame the Beast
“Exam Monster” is not a role you want to play. It’s a game that your friends and family don’t deserve. It’s a game of anxiety, stress and self-loathing. Let it go before you make yourself even crazier than the beast already makes you! The Beast is an exam that looks like a dragon. It has a whole host of teeth and claws, but you can make it your friend if you follow these tips:
1. Use the 20-minute rule. It’s wise to know in advance how much time you want to spend on each question so you don’t get bogged down by the more difficult questions late in the test.
2. Don’t go too fast through the text; do the hard ones first!
Essentials for a successful school year
The summer is coming to an end and school is about to start. This is the time for many students to panic and forget what they studied during the year. It doesn’t have to be that way. This guide will help you get your head back in the game so you don’t waste your senior year doing boring work.
Tips for students as well as teachers and parents
The key to success is preparation. Most students find that if they prepare for an exam well in advance, it will be much easier to focus on the course material instead of the looming test. The teacher and parents also have a lot to do with your success. It’s important for them to help you practice the material before and after tests and let you know what types of questions you might get on the exam so that you can make sure that you’re ready beforehand.
Now that you have a better understanding of what the exam monster is, there’s only one thing left for you to do. Conquer it! Be your own hero and crush this beast!