Winter Break Testing

Winter break is only a short time away for Robert E. Lee High School students. Not only is the excitement rising, but the laziness is spreading like wildfire. This, however, is counteractive because the week before winter break is when many teachers like to bring chapters to a close and test students to the breaking point. So how can students stay prepared for these tests while still not using “too much” energy on school? Here are a few tips for those students with the winter break laziness:

  • Study– Don’t just read the textbook. Make flashcards. Take your notes with you to a coffeehouse or to dinner with friends and have a study group. Studying can be more than sitting in a room reading a boring book. Make studying fun.

    A healthy snack and a warm, quiet place to study. By & By, a local business in downtown Staunton.
    A healthy snack and a warm, quiet place to study. By & By, a local business in downtown Staunton, Virginia.
  • Sleep– Go to bed earlier. Not only will you be more rested, but  your brain will have more time to store the information you’ve learned the day before and you may even remember it better the next day.
  • Eat healthy meals– Skip the pop tart and bring out a bagel with cream cheese and strawberries. Skip the chips and bring out a salad or some quick macaroni and cheese. It can be easy to fall into bad eating habits, but it is just as easy to change things up with some quick and simple healthy meals. Eat healthy and help your brain think faster.

These may be things you have heard time and time again, but with four days left it can be hard to will yourself to the challenge. With these three simple steps you are already three steps closer to making it through to winter break. Happy Studying!

By: Emma Sue Sims