Blue Umbrella Official Feb 2020 issue - Page 7

How To: A ce Those Quizzes and Tests! By Rebekah V. One of the worst things in life: knowing that you have a quiz or a test looming ahead of you. Fear begins to set in. Doubt settles over you. You don?t know if you will be able to score a good grade. But do not worry; you got this. It is easy and normal to get worked up and nervous about an upcoming test. Below are a few tips and tricks to help ace that Spanish test or math quiz. Remember to study. Studying is the most important thing when it comes to getting a good score on a quiz or test. Knowing the facts, going over lesson questions, and memorizing the vocabulary are key steps to getting that A+. Ask the needed questions. In order to know the answer, you have to pry for information. Asking your teachers any questions that you have helps you to understand the material better. Maybe it is a tricky math formula or a confusing vocabulary definition. Teachers are super helpful when it comes to shedding some light on a problem. Don?t get down on yourself. Self-motivation is key in maintaining focus and ambition. How you talk to yourself determines how you will view yourself! If you believe you got it, then stand by it! The only obstacle you have is yourself. Work "You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them." hard and it will pay off. - Michael Jordan Take all the time that is necessary. Going slow and taking your time helps maintain attention, focus, and drive. Rushing through a quiz or test can result in choosing the wrong answer or missing a question. Take your time, read the problems correctly and review the answers. Make sure you have enough time to complete the test in one sitting. It is better to go slow and finish strong, than to enter the test quickly and end up with a bad grade.