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

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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