By Kristen Cox
It’s that time of year again, as many students are getting ready for EOC’s. Standardized tests can be stressful and time consuming, but here are some tips to be prepared.
Cramming for a test the night before is stressful and chances are the information will be forgotten the next day. The most effective way to study is little at a time and spread it out over the course of days.
The most useful ways to study are using pictures and diagrams. They get your brain to remember the information and associate the information with a picture.
Another study tip is reviewing with another person. This method works because you are speaking the content out loud.
Reviewing in a group is beneficial because there is more than one perspective and others can give tips on how to remember information.
Food plays a big role in studying. When you take breaks and eat snacks while studying it helps retain the information rather than when you are hungry.
Also remaining hydrated throughout studying and also test day is very important. Brains work best when hydrated.
Sleep is an important factor in preparation for the EOC. A good night’s sleep the night before and the days leading up to the test are very pertinent.
The night before is a night meant for relaxing. Take a hot shower, bubble bath, watch a movie or anything that is calming to you.
Music is a way to destress. Listening to your favorite artist, album or calming tunes can help relax your mind.
Eating a hearty breakfast in the morning of the test is a great way to wake up your body and kick start the day.
Mood boosting foods the night before and the morning of the exam are very constructive. Examples of mood boosting foods are salmon, bananas, coconut, eggs and kale.
Remembering that it is just a test and that it won’t be the end of the world if you don’t get a perfect score are healthy ways to think. Always try your hardest and if you put in the time studying then it shouldn’t be a worry.