BSA CareXpress Urgent Care knows that the stress of of going back to school can be tough on students of all ages. Lots of students get stressed out around test time. As school gets geared up again for the fall semester, don’t let anxiety or stress bring you down.
BSA CareXpress Urgent Care is providing this list of healthy test-taking tips to get you started in the right direction this year:
Prepare a study outline: Make yourself a study plan to help you focus on the most important topics to be covered.
Remove any distractions: Lots of students have reported that studying at home is too distracting because they focus on what they could be doing rather than studying. Libraries or coffee shops are a great place to focus on school work.
Get plenty of rest: Many students stay up too late the night before an exam. Make sure you go to bed early enough to get plenty of rest so that you are focused and ready to perform.
Eat a proper meal: Eat a balanced breakfast. Nothing distracts more during a test than a growling stomach. Your brain also needs good nutrition to perform at optimum levels.
Breathe and relax: Take a slow, deep breath in and out before the test begins. Throughout the test, take a moment to relax and breathe to relieve tension in the shoulders, neck, and back.
Double check your answers: When you’ve finished testing, always double check your answers. Double checking helps make sure you didn’t make the mistake of skipping a question or filling in the right answer on the wrong line.
BSA CareXpress Urgent Care wants you to do your very best this school year! Most of these tips provided by our CareXpress staff can help students feel at ease when it comes to preparing for your test.