Category Archives: Test-Taking

Guidance Topics of the Week: FEELINGS / TEST-TAKING TIPS

Our topic for Guidance period this week is FEELINGS.


Apart from this, we will also talk about TEST-TAKING TIPS.  I will be posting articles and videos regarding these topics. Feel free to write comments, ask questions, and even share links to other articles relevant to this topic. Thanks! =)

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Posted by on July 30, 2011 in Feelings, Test-Taking


“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor (from the movie ROCKY)

In my previous post, I encouraged you guys to believe and to keep your eye in the prize.

…what better way to “keep an eye for the prize” than with the “EYE OF THE TIGER” Hahahahahaha!! …um, yeah. 😛

(Forgive your counselor. He tells the corniest jokes)

Anyway, here’s a song to motivate you through your review sessions. Special thanks to Chino Andin (H2H) who is reviewing himself and suggested this song. Good luck tigers! Remember…

Eyes on the prize!! 😀

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Posted by on March 5, 2011 in Test-Taking


Believing …pass it on! :)

A few reminders to all the students taking up the test next week:

1. All of our hardwork for the entire school year comes to this EPIC end. GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT!! 😀

2. PRAY before you take your tests. Lift up the tests and offer it to God. He will help you get through it. 🙂

3. Your parents, teachers, and I believe in you. We’ve seen you work hard for the entire year and we know that you can make it. Just keep your eye in the prize. Dream big. Aim high. Believe in yourself. BELIEVE.

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Posted by on March 4, 2011 in Test-Taking


Test Taking Tips for Parents

The following tips will provide suggestions for parents on how to approach test taking with their kids.

Make sure that your child does all their homework and reading assignments which will help make sure your child is prepared for the test.

Encourage your child to space out their studying and homework assignments so that they won’t be forced to cram on the night before the test.

If you are anxious about your child’s test it’s ok, but try to keep cool around your child, you don’t want them to get anxious about their tests too.

Encourage your child to do well but don’t pressure him/her. You may stress him/her out. It is important for your child to stay relaxed on the test.

Keep a positive attitude about tests.

Provide a quiet, well lighted area with little distractions to help your child study efficiently.

Mark down test days on your calendar so you and your child are both aware of testing dates.

Make sure that your child gets enough sleep on the night before the test.

Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and avoid heavy foods that may make him/her groggy and avoid high sugar foods that may make him/her hyper.

Make sure that your child gets up early enough so that he/she will be on time to school.

Let your child relax for a few hours before bedtime, it can be stressful for a child to study all night.

Talking about the test with your child can relieve stress about test taking.

If your child is struggling on their tests, talk to them about it and meet with their teacher to find out the best way to help your child.

Praise/reward your child when they do well on a test or for their hard work preparing for a test.

Encourage them to do better if they don’t do well.

Review the test with your child after they have taken it and go over any mistakes they have made and make sure that they understand what they did wrong and how they can improve for the next test.

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Posted by on March 4, 2011 in Test-Taking


Top 10 Test-Taking Tips

Here are the top ten tips to test taking success!  =D

1. Have a Positive Attitude

Approach the big test as you’d approach a giant jigsaw puzzle. It might be tough, but you can do it! A positive attitude goes a long way toward success.

2. Make a Plan

The week before the test, ask your teacher what the test is going to cover. Is it from the textbook only? Class notes? Can you use your calculator? If you’ve been absent, talk to friends about material you may have missed. Make a list of the most important topics to be covered and use that as a guide when you study. Circle items that you know will require extra time. Be sure to plan extra time to study the most challenging topics.

3. The Night Before

Cramming doesn’t work. If you’ve followed a study plan, the night before the test you should do a quick review and get to bed early. Remember, your brain and body need sleep to function well, so don’t stay up late!

4. The Morning of the Test

Did you know that you think better when you have a full stomach? So don’t skip breakfast the morning of the test. Get to school early and do a ten-minute power study right before the test, so your brain is turned on and tuned up.

5. Test Time

Before the test begins, make sure you have everything you’ll need – scratch paper, extra pencils, your calculator (if you’re allowed to use it). Understand how the test is scored: Do you lose points for incorrect answers? Or is it better to make guesses when you’re not sure of the answer? Read the instructions! You want to make sure you are marking answers correctly.

6. Manage Your Time

Scan through the test quickly before starting. Answering the easy questions first can be a time saver and a confidence builder. Plus, it saves more time in the end for you to focus on the hard stuff.

7. I’m Stuck!

Those tricky problems can knock you off balance. Don’t get worried or frustrated. Reread the question to make sure you understand it, and then try to solve it the best way you know how. If you’re still stuck, circle it and move on. You can come back to it later. What if you have no idea about the answer? Review your options and make the best guess you can.

8. Multiple-Choice Questions

The process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer in a multiple-choice question. Start by crossing off the answers that couldn’t be right. Then spend your time focusing on the possible correct choices before selecting your answer.

9. Neatness Counts

If your 4s look like 9s, it could be a problem. Be sure that your writing is legible and that you erase your mistakes. For machine-scored tests, fill in the spaces carefully.

10. I’m Done!

Not so fast – when you complete the last item on the test, remember that you’re not done yet. First, check the clock and go back to review your answers, making sure that you didn’t make any careless mistakes (such as putting the right answer in the wrong place or skipping a question). Spend the last remaining minutes going over the hardest problems before you turn in your test.

Follow these test tips, and you’ll know you did your best – congratulations!

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Posted by on March 4, 2011 in Test-Taking