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Tips To Improve Performance Around Testing Time

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Tips To Improve Performance Around Testing Time

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Tips To Improve Performance Around Testing Time

  1. 1. www.maccormac.edu Tips to Improve Performance Around Testing Time
  2. 2. www.breatheology.com/mental-powers-breath-holding Science has proven that proper breathing techniques can help improve your ability to retain and recall information while studying and while taking an exam. Breathing Techniques:
  3. 3. While studying: take a deep breath through your nostrils, then hold that breath for 3 to 5 seconds, then push the air out in a quick exhale for 1 to 2 seconds. During exam time, if you are feeling stressed out, try deep breathing and hold your breath for 1 to 3 seconds at a time while taking the exam. Pro Tips:
  4. 4. www.survivelaw.com/single-post/309-exam-count-down-making-the-most-of-the-last-24-hours Sleep before an exam is crucial. Your mind responds quicker and better when it’s well rested, so there is no need to stay up all night trying to “cram” information. Make sure you are getting at least 8 hours of sleep before an exam. Proper Rest:
  5. 5. Pro Tips: Make sure to set your alarm for 1 hour before you need to wake up — that way you can benefit from hitting the snooze button a couple of times so you can feel rested.
  6. 6. www.bbc.com/news/education-17741653 Researchers found that those who drink a bottle of water during exam time scored an average of 5% higher than those who did not. Dehydration can make you feel lethargic, irritable and tired. Hydration:
  7. 7. Bring a bottle of water with you to your finals. Your brain will thank you! Pro Tips:
  8. 8. www.indi.ie/fact-sheets/fact-sheets-on-nutrition-for-teens/511-smart-food-eating-well-during- exam-time.html The brain is one of the smallest organs in the body, but it uses up to 20% of the energy we need every day! The right food and drink can energize your system, improve your alertness and sustain you through long exam hours. On the other hand, the wrong dietary choices can make you feel sluggish and tired. Follow these simple tips to help you eat your way to success! Healthy Diet:
  9. 9. Don’t skip meals — especially breakfast. When you wake up, your body hasn’t had any food for several hours. Breakfast gives us the energy we need to start the day off right. Opt for healthy snacks such as fresh fruit, popcorn, fruit scones, dried fruit, yogurt or nuts to keep you going throughout the day. Pro Tips:

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