From being a child to an adult, you will always be learning and in most cases have to take an exam at one point.
Exams are stressful but with the right prep you can reduce this stress and be as ready as you can be.
No matter the age of your child, it’s always important to help them get ready for an exam, whether that be an ACT Test Prep or a maths test.
Below are four ways to prepare your children for an exam.
Stay On Top Of Homework
Depending on your methods of homeschooling, you may still ask your children to do some homework.
Homework helps develop independent learning and gets your children to think about things on their own without your influence.
As a parent, it is important you keep on top of your children’s homework and make sure they do it.
Not only will this help them learn, but it will also help prepare your children for their exams.
Make Sure They Get Enough Rest
On the days or weeks leading up to their exam, make sure your children are getting enough rest and sleep.
Studying is important but so is relaxing and forgetting that you are due to do an exam.
Make sure they have a reasonable bedtime and get their recommended 9-11 hours sleep daily.
When homeschooling, it is important you try to balance their school work and relaxing time so that they don’t over do it, if you have a particular room that you study in, try and avoid it when on your time off, or tidy that room up.
Talk About Their Tests
The more you get your children used to the idea that they will be sitting an exam, the less stressful it will be for them when they sit it.
Weeks before their tests, make sure you are speaking about it to them, letting them know that it will be alright.
Try not to put any pressure on them and do not worry about their results.
The more comfortably your children are about taking an exam, the more likely they are to do better and not panic on the day.
Try to explain to them the process and what will happen, also when homeschooling, try and recreate the test conditions so they get used to the way it will be.
Check For Specific Skills You Can Practise
When homeschooling, you are in charge of the way you teach your children.
If you know in the exam there are specific skills that will help your children pass, then make sure you focus on this.
Try and include it in your lessons and make sure your children are aware of this skill and that it will help them pass their tests.
Try and practise it throughout the day so that it is drilled in but not overdone as you don’t want to stress your children.
There are so many ways you can get your children ready for an exam or test.
That said, one of the most important things is to not stress them out and put too much pressure on them.
Be proud of what they achieve no matter what grades they receive.
And as a homeschooling mum or dad, try not to put pressure on yourself if they don’t do as well as you expect.
Have you got a particular method to prepare your children for a test?
What method is this and how does it help your children?
My readers would love to hear about it in the comment section below.
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