L2 improving exam scores

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L2 improving exam scores

  1. 1. Lesson 2: Tips for the Exam
  2. 2. Reduce Stress <ul><li>Chronic stress does in fact physically damage the brain, it can make remembering much more difficult. After prolonged stress, the brain will start to become affected and deteriorate. </li></ul><ul><li>When under stress, your brain releases adrenaline and later, cortisol--both of which damage the recall of memory in your brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress may never be completely eliminated from one's life, but it definitely can be controlled . Try to relax , focus on your breathing and focus your mind on the day. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Eat Good Food on the Day <ul><li>Get your 5 a day. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thiamine, Vitamin E, Niacin and Vitamin B-6 are known to boost brain power. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drink lots of water! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dehydration is counter productive when trying to study and retain information! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grazing, or eating 5 or 6 small meals throughout the day instead of 3 large meals! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>improve mental functioning (including memory) by limiting dips in blood sugar, which may negatively affect your brain. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Give Yourself Five... <ul><li>Give yourself time to form a memory. Memories are very fragile in the short-term, and distractions can make you quickly forget something as simple as a phone number. </li></ul><ul><li>The key to avoid losing memories before you can even form them is to be able to focus on the thing to be remembered for a while without thinking about other things, so when you’re trying to remember something, avoid distractions and complicated tasks at this time. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Go to Bed! <ul><li>The amount of sleep we get affects the brain's ability to recall recently learned information. </li></ul><ul><li>Getting a good night's sleep -- a minimum of seven hours a night </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(consistently) will improve your short-term memory and long-term relational memory, according to recent studies conducted at the Harvard Medical School. </li></ul></ul>

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