Indiana Area Senior High School

Tips and Tools for End of Year Testing

By ELLEN SPEER

With the end of the year coming up the usual tests are coming up. Students have the keystones for Bio, Algebra, and Literature. There are also finals for most classes like English, History, etc. These tests may cause lots of stress for students and it takes lots to prepare for.

Sophomore Yana Noronha says, “I review all of my notes and pay attention during class when we do review assignments.” 

Ways students can prepare for these tests are to study over the years worth of notes and assignments. They can pay extra attention when the teacher does the review at the end of the year. Students can also be sure to take care of themselves before the test like getting good sleep and eating well.

A tip from Noronha is, “I would tell any student to make sure that they do not try to cram everything the night before because it does not help and it just makes you more stressed out before the test.”

If students try to cram in all of the studying the night before the test it can become an issue in many ways. A student could lose sleep after trying to cram in a bunch of studying the night before.  If they don’t get enough sleep then then they could forget everything they had studied the night before. It is best if you take a few weeks before the test to study and not cram it in all at once. 

“I just try to make sure that I block out all of my outside distractions, or thoughts so that I am focused and prepared to take the test.” stated Noranha

Good luck on your tests, IHS!

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