Small changes to test prep — and the day of the big test — can reap huge rewards. Learn about these brain-friendly strategies that work.
Cognitive science — the study of thought, learning and mental organization — tells us a lot about getting students primed to succeed on tests.
This resource outlines some practices that can help as you approach tests — and even on the day of the test:
1. Use retrieval to lock learning in long-term.
2. Mix up question types with interleaving.
3. Instead of cramming, space out practice.
4. Happiness is powerful.
5. Time of day matters.
6. Soak up the sun.
7. Breaks are essential.
8. Get up and move, move, move.