Test Tips

Maria Espinosa, Staff

Passing tests are essential in a high schooler’s life. If you want to get anywhere you are going to have to pass multiple exams. Around 43% of the people taking a STAAR Test do not pass. This may be because they don’t have good studying habits. Here are some tips that you can use for future tests.

  • The first thing you should do is organize your workspace.
    • This means that you should make sure that you are studying in a neat place, not somewhere messy with papers everywhere.
  • Use old exams to practice on.
    • This allows you to see where your mistakes are and where you can improve on.
  • Organize study groups with friends.
    • Studying with friends is fun because it allows you to hang out and finish.
  • Take breaks.
    • Overworking your brain won’t benefit you, because your brain will be exhausted of all the material you’re trying to cram into it.
  • Snack on brain food.
    • Some examples of brain food are:
      • Coffee- it helps you feel more alert because it blocks a neurotransmitter in the brain that makes you sleepy.
      • Blueberries- they can help you maintain brain function and improve memory.
      • Broccoli- it helps you strengthen cognitive abilities and improves your memory.
      • Dark Chocolate- increases blood flow and includes some caffeine.
      • Nuts- you have a better cognitive function, improvements in mood, enhanced memory, learning, and attention capacity.