10 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Exams


10 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Exams

Are you worried about your child’s exam results? Does your child seem stressed and anxious? It is never too early to start preparing your child for exams. In this article, we’ll be sharing the best helpful tips for preparing your child for their upcoming exam. 

  1. Get All the Information About the Exam

The first thing you must do is to find out what they need to know about the exam, including the exam dates, what material will be covered, and at what level of difficulty it’ll be. From there, you should go over any areas that might have been skipped or not fully understood during their studies. This information will also help plan an effective study time table.

2. Teach Your Child to Ask Questions When They Do Not Understand the Topic 

Make yourself available for your child to ask questions. Don’t be irritated by your child’s (silly) questions. Properly answer them. Asking questions is very beneficial for your child because it helps them learn, revise, and remember the topic. Asking questions will also make your child very confident that they have the correct answers in the exam.

3. Create A Conducive Study Space

Setting up a designated study space at home can make studying easier. When your child is studying, keep the area nearby quiet. Advise their relatives not to disturb them. The child’s bedroom would be perfect for keeping away from distractions. But if it’s not possible, your child can study in a public or school library.

4. Create a Study Time Table

To prepare the most effective study timetable, get to know your child’s school and home schedule. Ideally, they should study for at least 30 minutes every day after homework. Create good study habits by studying from the beginning of the term. Ensure that your child is also learning their school class lessons properly and use the home study time to practice what they learned.

5. Conduct Sample Test Sessions

When you are sure that your child has covered the examination content, give him/her a mock test using past exam papers. Make sure to time the exam and mark the papers together to identify their weak areas. Testing also helps the students to overcome the fear of exams and understand how best to manage their time. Find time to do this beneficial activity that will improve their performance.

6. Use the Good Study Methods

Unfortunately, cramming is not a very effective method for studying because the student does not learn the material. It is also confusing for the student when they are asked a different question than what they crammed.

Some of the best and most effective study methods include: 

  • Mind mapping help to master and understand the study material
  • Memorization and recall techniques
  • Memory expansion skills

These are a few of the skills we teach at the Peak Performance course called the ‘Performance Accelerator Program.’ With these skills, studying will become more enjoyable and improve your child’s exam results. Click here to learn more.

5. Balance Study with Life.

A well-balanced life is a key to student success. Research has shown that a healthy, balanced lifestyle can help students perform better in school and have more energy throughout the day. In addition to academic benefits, this improved mental state can lead to your child’s healthier body and mind. Parents should be mindful of the balance between their children’s social lives and academics as they grow up. Provide opportunities to play sports and socialize so they grow to be wholesome adults.

6. Must Eat Well and Get enough Sleep

When it comes to school performance, nutrition matters! Studies show that healthy foods can improve academic achievement among students of all ages. One study found that students given more nutritious breakfasts with fresh fruit and vegetables had higher test scores in all subjects over an academic year than those provided sugary cereals as their first meal of the day. Teach your children the value of healthy meals and serve more wholegrain foods with many fruits, vegetables and superfoods. Drinking water is also crucial for brain performance.

Similarly, the sleep cycle of your child should be eight hours every day. Proper Sleep helps to reduce stress, anxiety and improves memory.

7. Keep Away Distractions from Gadgets

Young people get easily distracted by Television and phones, iPads and other gadgets. Keep these gadgets away during study time to help them to fully concentrate on the work to be done. Use the gadgets as rewards for finishing a study session well or for improving their grades.

8. Encourage, Encourage, Encourage!

Having taken over 30,000 students through our programs, we have found that the biggest hindrance to better performance is low self-belief and self-esteem. This is why we always begin our programs with the student’s Mindset. This session helps them to identify their limiting beliefs (such as, ‘Maths is too hard for me’) and about themselves (such as, ‘I’m not beautiful/ handsome’) and build empowering ones about their abilities to pass all exams. 

As a parent, your love and support have a significant role in building your child’s self-concept. Therefore, encourage them as much as possible. Even when they fail an exam, tell them they can do better and promote some more.  

In conclusion, parents must play a role in the exam preparation process of your child. However, there are critical skills that students need to have to perform at their highest level. These are the study skills mentioned, accelerated learning techniques, improved self-belief, and exam day preparation methods. Our Performance Accelerator Programs will give your child a great advantage to passing their exams and achieving their dreams! Listen to what past students and parents have said here.
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