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Offline ridhi

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« on: 21/02/2009 10:03:42 »

I have my exams around the corner.  It seems my syllabus will never end. Gosh! I don't know how to start?? My momís  gonna kill me if I flunk in my exams. Please help me.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 21/02/2009 10:27:53 »
Start with your brain food!

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=fnU&q=food+to+eat+before+a+test&revid=1833174773&ei=oNifSaKdNoHwsAPQoIjJCQ&sa=X&oi=revisions_inline&resnum=0&ct=top-revision&cd=3

What to Eat on Test Day?
Remember that Garbage in Means Garbage Out!

JEN MILUS



Let's start with the three days before the big test! Eating right on test day is not near enough! If you want to test well remember that garbage in means garbage out! If you eat junk, you'll perform just that way! You need to start carb loading and hydrating 3 days before the big day!

Portions:
For the purposes of this article, a serving of a protein, fruit or vegetable is the size of one's fist.

Protein:
By this I mean pure protein: fish, eggs (remove a yellow), turkey, chicken, pork or lean beef. Peanut Butter does not count.

Fats:
During this time, limit your fats to what is inherent to your food. Eat no fried food until your test is over. You may eat a pat of butter on your whole wheat toast, BUT: eat no hydrogenated fat- not margarine, peanut butter*, crackers or cookies that have even "partially hydrogenated" oils in them. These types of fats sit like sludge in your veins. They slow you down and impair your oxygen carrying capacity. This means you will be slower, and get out of breath more than you would have otherwise.

*Peanut butter is one of the biggest sources of hydrogenated fats in the American diet. Most of it is just lard with peanut flavor! The only kind you should ever eat is the Laura Scudder's type; just smashed peanuts and salt. If you only like the other kind, then give it up altogether!

Raw Nuts:
I repeat RAW nuts. I good mix of raw nuts (even in a trail mix) is easy to find at Trader Joe's! Bring a big zip lock bag in your bag to the tournament! Great for snacking! Eat only a handful at a time...at most, 2 handfuls/hour.

Sugar and White Flour:
Both of these are short chain carbohydrates/simple carbs. They result in quick energy, and a slow of energy afterwards as your blood sugar plummets. Eat whole wheat pasta, bread, avoid sugar during this time. No white bread.

Processed Food:
I have not found much processed food that was not chock full of hydrogenated fat, white flour and sugar. So stay away from it. Eat whole foods. Real food, as straight from the earth as you can.

Day - 3

    * 3-4> servings of fruit: eat at meals or snacks.
    * 3-4 servings of vegetables today. Try to eat them raw, but you can slightly cook your veggies.
    * Salt your food, but not heavily.
    * Eat Whole wheat products if you are eating them, and eat brown rice instead of white.
    * 6 glasses of water today.

Day - 2

    * 3 servings of protein: one at each meal.
    * 3-4 servings of fruit: eat at meals or snacks.
    * 3-4 servings of vegetables today. Try to eat them raw, but you can slightly cook your veggies.
    * Eat a large salad with dinner.
    * Salt your food, but not heavily.
    * Eat Whole wheat products if you are eating them, and eat brown rice instead of white.
    * 6 glasses of water today.

Day - 1 this is the day before test day.

    * 3 servings of protein: one at each meal.
    * 3-4 servings of fruit: eat at meals or snacks.
    * 3-4 servings of vegetables today. Try to eat them raw, but you can slightly cook your veggies.
    * Eat a large salad with dinner, and pasta or brown rice.
    * Salt your food, but not heavily.
    * Eat Whole wheat products if you are eating them, and eat brown rice instead of white.
    * 6 glasses of water today.

Morning of:

    * Wake up at least 2 hours before your test.
    * Drink something warm so you can go to the bathroom (number 2) before you leave the house. This will help you feel lighter and be faster on your feet.
    * I drink a cup of coffee or 2 because it helps mobilize free fatty acids, this turning up your fat burning machine, and reducing the glycogen used you'll need all you can get!
    * Eat 2-5 eggs...I remove all the whites but one. This will depend on your size!
    * Drink a cup of juice
    * Eat Oatmeal or 2 pieces of whole wheat toast (one pat of butter only)
    * Bring a piece of fruit for a snack in you have to wait, plus some raw nuts. OR: 2- 3 energy bars- ones with protein in them...balance bars or such.
    * Drink water this morning!!!

Lunch/Test day: if you test in the afternoon...

    * Nothing fried, No hotdogs. Eat a sandwich and a piece of fruit.
    * Water!!!!!!
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Personally this is how I studied!

Eat well and then think about and find a place with the least distractions... Its okay to pick some comforting music that soothes you makes you comfortable but does not put you to sleep.. or you may feel better in total silence.. that's up to you..
Make sure you take suitable breaks and get up and stretch your legs and get the blood moving... then come back to it! Repetition is always good.. read it silently and out loud.. also write down your studies.. by taking notes on key points etc.. I always found it helpful to build myself a outline.. it helps to remember things... Study it..

seeing hearing writing and repetition all aid in recall and retention.. good food is essential as well as keeping hydrated..plenty of water.

Karen W.
« Last Edit: 21/02/2009 10:39:29 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #2 on: 21/02/2009 11:27:09 »
How to study?
Easy... Read, Write, Recite.
It works :)

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But simply giving you tips does not mean that you will pass your exams, you have to put your mind to it, don't think, I'll do it in 10 minutes or I'll do it tomorrow. Becasue it usually does NOT work.

This is what they tell kids in NZ:

Best time to study?

Flash cards - great for study

What to do when you're down

Stress during an exam

Motivation

Motivation 2

Studying and Concentration Issues

Study Methods....

Good Luck! :)

 

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« Reply #3 on: 21/02/2009 21:40:02 »
ridhi, revising is an unavoidable necessity so stop avoiding it. First read your notes through and if there are bits you don't understand clear them up first with a bit of reading around. Then go through your notes copying down key points and equations. Do this study in 20 minute blocks with a short break in between. If things start to get fuzzy, go out and come back later. Don't be gone too long though.
You really should revise in silence as your auditory loop is important for recollection. If you have ever gone upstairs and then forgotten why you have gone up there you can often remember the reason if you go back to the same place where you decided to go upstairs. This means you should revise in, as near as possible, the same conditions that you will do the exam in. Do some sample questions from past exam papers, examiners are lazy and will often rejig questions so the more you have done the more likely you will find a similar one on the exam paper you do.
I hope this helps. I always did well using this system. I do still have bad dreams about being late for my exam, not being able to find the exam room and going into an exam naked. I guess it is quite a mental trauma but you have to put it in your tough things I have conquered file. 
 

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« Reply #4 on: 21/02/2009 21:51:50 »
MIL, your too funny...I too have had many dreams of the same thing... can't find the right classroom to take my test and showing up naked!!! LOL.....Why do you suppose two different people would experience such similar dreams..basically the same.... under the same situation or circumstances..ie taking exams etc...?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 21/02/2009 22:03:51 »
I think it is because it is such a traumatic experience. Something that your future totally relies on. Something that lays you and your intellect bare. It is the exact same experience for most people so most people will have the same type of dreams about it.

I think I have just scared the pants off our newbie!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 21/02/2009 23:12:04 »
Nah...I bet he  or she is off studying!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 21/02/2009 23:28:33 »
He or she is probably staring at his/her notes sobbing now.
 

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