Like how tax is inevitable in adult life, exams are inevitable for students. Exam time is a stressful time for children and their parents. Many parents wonder what they can do to ease their kids’ lives.
While some students do seem to thrive on last-minute cramming, it’s widely accepted that (for most of us) this is not the best way to approach an exam. To help sort out your child’s time management, help them set up a timetable for their study plan.
Here are a few learning tips that are will boost your child’s performance in exams, and more importantly help your kid remain calm and composed in the face of a daunting exam.
- Right before an exam, you can ask your child to leave the text book alone and go for a 5-minute walk. Studies have shown that exercise can boost the memory help in concentration.
- While revising, you can also ask your kid to read out loud, as this has proven more effective in terms of recalling information.
- As a fun activity and as a quick revision session, you can also ask your child to teach what they have learnt during dinner time. This helps them informally recall and revise what they have learnt.
- Mnemonics- Using mnemonics while studying will help your child create associations between different concepts, and they are easy to recall during exams.
- If your child is a visual learner, you can help him/her create a picture map of what they have learnt. these pictorial aids are easier to recall during exams, if your child is a visual learner.
Download the Mai app to improve your child’s skill in planning and also assess your child’s skill in metacognition.