How To Survive the Christmas Tests
It’s that time of year again when thousands of teachers are using Studyclix to make their Christmas tests. Check out these tips to make sure you do as well as possible.
1. Try not to stress too much
For most students, especially ones who haven't worked in the first two terms, the Christmas tests are the first real indicator of how well (or not ! ) you're doing. It's important not to get too stressed. Try to relax while doing the exams and you will do a lot better. We've written in the past about managing exam stress.
2. Don’t let the Christmas tests disrupt your overall study plan
3. Study the questions that will come up
4. Make sure you are studying efficiently
If you are going to put your time into studying then make sure you not wasting your time. We advise you to always try to study in short bursts, take regular breaks and make sure you keep your study active by trying real questions after you cover any topic. We've written some advice on how to improve how you study in the past.
5. Christmas tests are not a waste of time
6. Get the basics of exam technique right
You’ve probably heard it a million times from your teachers and parents alike but getting the basics right is a big part of doing well in any exam. Read every question carefully and underline keywords. Do not leave out any parts of a question and if you can't think of anything to write, sketch out a mind map or spider diagram and you'll be surprised at how much comes into your head.
7. Don't get too worried about your result
Remember, these tests are corrected in-house by your teacher and while a good benchmark, they are not an accurate indicator of how you will do in the exams in June. If you do well, keep working and If you did badly, don't panic, there is still time to turn things around.
Best of luck and happy Christmas!