You’ve practiced, studied, watched videos, and practiced some more. The test is in 24 hours and you’re prepared. But now what are you supposed to do?
For starters, take a second to breathe and congratulate yourself on all the hard work that you’ve put in preparing for this test. You’ve worked hard and there’s no reason to cram in a few hundred vocab words.
Here’s what you can do though:
- Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep the week before the test and definitely go to bed on time the night before. The better rested you are the more you’ll remember from all your studying.
- Get some exercise. Exercise is a great way to release tension. When you exercise your body releases endorphins which help improve your mood.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Wake up early enough to get in a good healthy breakfast. Choose protein rich foods and whole grains like eggs, nuts, yogurt, or whole wheat toast with peanut butter.
- In addition to your No. 2 pencils, bring water and snacks with you so you can continue to fuel your brain throughout the test.
Lastly, good luck! You have worked hard and now it’s time for the pay off!