Brampton, Canada, June 21, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Tutor Doctor Brampton East offers tutoring services for a variety of subjects, including math and english tutoring. Tutor Doctor aims to help students achieve the best grades and knowledge that they are capable of. No matter how well a student prepares for exams, they will only do as well as their performance on the big day. At Tutor Doctor Brampton East, the company believes that while students are taught everything they need to pass an exam, they’re not really taught how to take tests and this is where many students underperform. If students want to pass exams with flying colors, then take heed of the tips below.
Be exam ready
Cramming the night before may seem like a good idea, but it’s just about the worst thing possible. At least eight hours of sleep are necessary for the brain to perform at its peak. While on that subject; one would not attempt to run a marathon on coffee and chocolate, so don’t ask the brain to run a mental marathon on junk. Have a good breakfast before writing an exam so that the brain has the fuel it needs to perform at its peak. Exhaustion or lack of protein and carbohydrates will severely affect ability to think and engage in higher cognitive functioning. The brain uses 20% of total energy intake – so give it the fuel it needs to perform well.
It’s all in the timing
It is important to never run out of time on an exam. Start by reading through the entire exam so it is clear what needs to be accomplished. Divide the time among the questions and then start. When all the time has been used set aside for a question, move on to the next one. If there is free time at the end, it can always be revisited.
Anxiety is the enemy of clear thought. If feeling nervous or getting worried occurs when coming across a question that can’t be answered, take a deep breath and calm down. Skip questions that seem difficult to answer and start with those that are doable so that confidence builds through the exam. It is possible to feel differently about a question the second time around.
No matter how great an answer is, if the teacher can’t read it they can’t give a mark. Write slowly and legibly and answer questions clearly. Leave space at the end of each answer so it's possible to come back and elaborate if there is time at the end of the exam.
Check it twice
When you get to the end of the paper and still have time left over, check answers carefully. There may have been a mistake or misreading of a question, and valuable marks can be saved if mistakes are caught before it’s too late.
Let it go
When done with an exam, try to forget about it for the time-being. The exam season is long and its best to not enter into exam post-mortems that will leave feelings of anxiety. Rather focus on the next challenge instead.
Take care during exam time. It’s a stressful period and it’s easy to get into a cycle of junk food, little sleep and anxiety. Try getting some exercise, eating well and getting some sleep; it is amazing the difference it will make to grades.
Get an in-home tutor
A one-on-one, in home tutor from Tutor Doctor Brampton East can help ensure clients to develop the most effective test taking strategies and proper preparation for exams. Whether it be Science, English, Math, or Social science, Tutor Doctor can help clients excel on their exams.