Spring Testing Tips

Shirmara Willis, Reporter

With spring and the end of the year rolling in comes tests. Students are over school, tired, and ready for the summer by this time of the year, yes, I know, I completely understand. But that is not an excuse to get lazy. This time of the year is important and can help dictate your future classes for the following year; if you do not do so well, it can impact graduation for you.The test coming up following the English that has been finished this past week are Math and Science with the dates of, May 16- May 25.Tips I have for this time of the year would be to get a good night’s rest. At least 8 hours is expected for the average adolescence. Teenagers, and anyone in that matter, who does not get enough sleep have a higher risk of obesity, diabetes, injuries, poor mental health, and problems with attention and behavior. All of which is not good for taking state tests. Another tip is getting a good breakfast in the morning. To function optimally, your brain needs water, fat, glucose, and vitamins. An iced coffee, donut, or energy drink is not going to cut it. For a four-hour standardized test, you will need sustained energy. It has been proven that A healthy, balanced breakfast fuels your body, balances your blood sugar levels, and revs your metabolism. My final tip would be a peppermint. Sucking on a peppermint helps people taking tests concentrate during tasks that require sustained focus, proven by a study by the University of Cincinnati found that whiff of peppermint.