Working Around a Mental Block on an Exam
Sometimes students “go blank” during an exam and can’t get themselves back on track. One way to guard against a mental block causing panic and derailing an exam is to write down important facts in the margins as soon as the test begins. Depending on the exam, some examples of a “data dump” might be: crucial formulas, dates to remember, important timelines, or a list of major book characters. This simple hack can make all the difference between bailing out of the exam or finishing strong.