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How to Help Your Kids Prepare and Pass Tests

Updated on July 1, 2012

Tests are truly difficult as far as our kids are concerned but teamwork and collaboration between parents and their kids will surely spell the difference

Olympic sprinters need not train to break records all the time. They regularly work out doing some sprints, jogging, lifting weights and doing other necessary drills they need to improve their performance. Pushing themselves to the limit will certanly bring them trouble, for they might injure themselves and put their career at risk. On the other hand, being passive with training will surely make them perform worse in an event. This should be in parallel with the learning habits of students. As a student, earning an awesome grade requires hardwork and patience in school, to achieve this objective one must hurdle the tough examination, which constitute a big percentage of the overall grade. Answering tough assignments, and loads of school work such as project, research and more are indeed strenuous. Throw in the preparation for examination, this will inevitably make life much more difficult on the part of the students. This scenario might affect your kid's eating habits or sleep at night time. A burnout body might limit the thinking capacity of students, to cope up with the difficulties posted by various tests, strategies and techniques should be employed. Moreover stress should be avoided inorder to perform well during the tests.

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Here are some practical tips that could help your kid obtain good scores in tests.

1. All the things your kids do in school are linked together. Doing homework, reviewing well for a quiz, and doing some research works are actually part of the preparation for a test in the days ahead. Doing things in chunks like performing well with these school requirements help kids to acquire knowledge without cramming to review for a test. Bear in mind that doing homework with success is a essential training for your kids when they become adults.

2. Tests is all about stock knowledge, the more your kid reads, the more knowledge he could accumulate. Constant reading will play an important role in your kid's preparation for a test.

3. One cannot pass the Mathematics Tests with just one or few reviews. Mathematics is a subject where your kid should have invested time for it (a lot of time is much better) in the previous days of schooling. Mathematics is a difficult subject, but the way to tame this monster is just patience, patience and patience (according to the author of this hub's reviewer for Board Licensure Examination which is true based experience). Bear in mind that we are good with our present skills because we spent our time mastering them, but oftentimes our kids and even us doesn't even bother to open mathematics books and notebooks. Encourage your kid to pay attention to what is being taught by his teacher, teach him your know-how about the subject matter as often as as you can, teach him to have patience in dealing with this subject and try explain to him its importance. Mathematics subject helps us to be mature, come up with great decisions, in other words, make us a great decision makers, it develops logic reasoning and help us know how to compute which is vital in our daily life. Let your kids experience the joy of getting a correct answer in solving a difficult problem. Motivate him well by applauding every progress he makes and correct answers. Last but not least, is constant practice. Practice helps your kids get the much-needed exposure and experience that will help him acquire Mathematical maturity.

4. Sleep and good eating habits (not only during examination) can also play a vital role in performing well in tests. A healthy body will also result to a healthy and razor-sharp mind. Prevent your kids from eating junk foods.

5. If your kid is already tired reviewing, entice him to play in a game that could get him moving or teach him to do some exercise drills after reviewing. This routine will aid your kid recharge his mind and help him get rejuvenated. It will also help to teach him breathing exercise you know and even meditation.

6. Let your kid eat nutritious breakfast and let him bring a snack to eat. Nothing too heavy, too much food intake can make your kid sleepy.

7. A day before examination make sure your kid have the necessary materials he need in his bags to take the tests, like pencil, ruler, etc.


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    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      10 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      @pdh - yeah... seem it is pdh...

      @CF - Yeah an apple an apple keeps not just your body healthy but can keep your mind sharp too hehehe...

      Thanks a lot to the two of you for commenting...

    • Cosmo Freebird profile image

      Cosmo Freebird 

      10 years ago

      Another Great hub! I use these for my children. I can't remember the source, but eating sliced apples while studying for tests helps children retain info. longer too.

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      10 years ago from US

      good job again GH, surely you have lots to contribute about education, salute, Maita

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      10 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah thanks too my dear friend beth811 I really appreciate your visit...

    • beth811 profile image

      Beth Arch 

      10 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

      Very informative! Involving also in physical activities, like sports makes a sharper mind.


    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      10 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks a lot for the visit and time commenting... God Bless!

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      Mary Krenz 

      10 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      Good tips for parents, math is something that has to be built upon, it is an ongoing learning experience.


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