5 Tips for Top Test Scores
By Wayne F. Perkins
Are you ready to take your final examinations? Do you feel confident you will pass your tests?
Here are five great tips that will help you achieve higher test scores and reduce stress associated with taking your tests, at same time. As a hypnotist, I have worked with thousands of students in, junior high school, high school, and college. I find these tips help all students overcome anxiety caused by test taking, and improve memory and recall. The results are better examination scores.
1. Get a good night sleep before test. Do not stay up all night. Your brain works so much better after a good night's sleep. You will carry a relaxed and confident feeling into testing classroom or lecture hall.
2. Breathe deeply. When you find yourself in classroom, begin breathing deeply and deliberately. Think to yourself, test will be easy, and you feel confident in improved grade you will attain after taking test.
When teacher passes out your test and it is in your hand, take three slow deep breaths. Each time you inhale; feel energy entering your body. Feel energy stimulate your brain. Each time you exhale, picture, and feel all of tension leaving your lungs.
3. Skip difficult questions. As you begin taking test, answer all questions, you are confident in, first. Each time you pass over a hard question, take slow deep breaths again, allowing your body to relax and your brain to focus on easy questions.