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Download How to best prepare, study and perform well on tests and exams.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Janyce Lastman. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • The difference between a quiz, test and exam and how to prepare differently for each
  • How standardized tests (such as EQAO in Ontario) are different from “regular” tests and why they are important
  • The amount of time and how often students need to study in order to see a successful outcome
  • How students can make the best use of their time and what to do when preparing to study (and how parents can help too)
  • How to avoid experiencing test anxiety and why it happens
  • Whether cramming pre test or exam is ever a good idea
  • How and where (in bed or at a desk, for example) to study for tests and exams
  • Whether one can study well with music or other distractions around them
  • How lack or disruption of sleep impacts studying effectiveness and how to manage this
  • Things to keep in mind for the night before, day of the test or exam and afterwards
  • What “accommodations” are, who they are given to and why
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