COMBAT TEST ANXIEY BY USING STRATEGIES BEFORE & DURING TESTS

Does the thought of a big test make your preteen’s palms sweat?  Help him rein in anxiety and ace the next big exam.
   
Before test day, remind your preteen to:
  • Study for several days.  Never cram the night before.
  • Get plenty of exercise and sleep.
  • Think positively about the test.
During the test itself, he should:
  • Read the directions carefully.  If he doesn’t understand something, he should tell his teacher right away.
  • Jot any memorized formulas, etc., in the margins.  That way, he won’t worry about forgetting them halfway through the test.
  • Answer easy questions first to boost his confidence.
  • Ignore how quickly other students finish and focus only on his own work.

http://www.testakingtips.com/anxiety/index.htm Source: “Reducing Test Taking Anxiety,” TestTakingTips.com, Reprinted with permission from Copyright (c) March2008 The Parent Institute “Parent Still Make the Difference”