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Tests are an important part of academic session which help not only teacher to gauge what students know but are also helpful for children in knowing their mistakes and learn how to improve. A child feels ready for test when he is well equipped, prepared and practiced for that particular subject.
Sometimes a child is afraid of test, outcomes and chooses cheating as alternate although it is not a difficult task to prepare kids for any test. You can help kids by making them confident and realizing their own abilities and strengths. Follow some strategies which will help your kid in a smooth transition between learning and recall at the time of test. You will have a strong bonding and powerful relationship based upon trust with your kid by following these tips.
It is essential to study the material given for test. Better understanding and clearance of concepts is the main ingredient in learning and practicing everything. Study material at least four times and then explain it to your kid in simple and easy words. It will improve your skills as well with your kid. The child cannot practice and learn until he gets the main idea of the topic.
Some children have a phobia of test. They are afraid of test. It is a psychological problem that some students show odd behavior regarding test. They become more irritable, easily upset, clingy and show less interest in the normal life activities. Try to relax them instead of sparking a stressful cram session. Make learning fun instead of fret for your kids.
It is necessary to keep in touch with teacher and tell him/her about your kid’s problems which he or she faces at the time of test. Teacher assesses different students which have different strengths and caliber. It would be wrong to expect same attitude from all students. Be realistic about your kid’s abilities. If your child has any problem or is becoming the prey of inferiority complex then talk to teacher. It is the responsibility of both teacher and parents to accept the imperfections of the kid and polish his learning skills.
Confidence is very important for a test. It would be wrong to underestimate the power of confidence which is a key factor in achieving ultimate goal of higher scores in test. Parents play a significant role in making their kids confident. Encourage your kid by becoming a supporting voice. Make yourself available when your kid needs your help. Don’t overburden them. Give them time and attention and instill confidence. Encourage them that they have to do it and they can do it.
Help student in learning. Start from the easiest question and leave difficult question for last. Make a schedule for preparation of test. Don’t expect your kid to become book worm and study all the time. Encourage your child to study over at least one month before test rather than one night before.
Make sure that your kid gets adequate amount of sleep before the test. Lack of sleep, poor nutrition and hunger can detract your kid from good test performance. Provide them healthy breakfast and send them school with all best wishes.
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