Tip of the Week

April 23, 2024

A simple hack to calm test-day jitters

It’s exam season and for many students that brings stress and anxiety. Help your child conquer test-day jitters and maximize their performance with a simple test-day strategy: a Knowledge List. As -soon as the test begins, have your child write down important facts in the margins or on scratch paper. The list can include critical formulas, dates to remember, or key points of an essay question. This simple test-taking hack serves as a security blanket throughout the exam and helps combat exam fatigue. Tests can be mentally draining, and it can be a struggle to remember specific details throughout the test. A Knowledge List mitigates that struggle and frees up mental space that allows students to focus on applying their knowledge to the actual exam questions.