• Test Preparation Strategies
     
    Test Preparation
     
    * Attend school everyday and be on time. If you are not at school, you can't listen in class or ask questions which are important test preparation strategies.
     
    * Use your written FMS planner or Google Calendar on your Chromebook to keep up with when your tests are scheduled. There is no excuse for "forgetting" when a test is. Remember that tests may count 60% of your grade and, therefore, are definitely worth remembering.
     
    * Take good notes. Use the Cornell method. Quiz yourself with your Cornell notes.
     
              •Review your notes soon after class/lecture
             •Review notes briefly before the next class
              •Schedule some time at the end of the week for a longer review
     
    * Read and Re-read your notes. READ NOTES OUT LOUD. According to research, when reading out loud, we form auditory links in our memory pathways. We remember ourselves saying it out loud, and not only do we form visual links but we are also aided by auditory links.
     
    * Highlight your notes.
     
    * Practice with flash cards, either written or digital such as Quizlet or StudyStack.
     
    * Ask someone to quiz you. If no one is available, consider recording yourself asking questions.
     
    * Tell someone else what the topic is about.

    * Teach it to someone. If you can teach the material to someone, then you can be sure that you know it.
     
    * Outline or use a graphic organizer of the work to be studied.
     
    * Read and answer the questions at the end of the chapter in your textbook. Look at all pictures, tables, and graphs. Use the Cornell note taking method to take notes on the information.
     
    * Use the tutorials in your digital textbooks or other websites, like Khan Academy, to refresh your memory or clear up any confusion about concepts.
     
    * Take advantage of study guides provided by teachers. Use them!
     
    * Write memory work over until you feel confident.

     

    * Avoid cramming. Spread out study sessions days or weeks before the test; you will have less stress. For example, spend 10 minutes each day studying for an upcoming test.
     
    * Get enough sleep. You are likely to recall more of what you learned if you are awake and alert.
     
    * Eat a healthy breakfast.  Watch your caffeine and junk food intake.