Be honest. Do any of these sentiments about standardized tests resonate with you?
Whatever your beliefs about the standardized test you're preparing for, at some point you've likely questioned why you have to take it in the first place. In this episode, we address this concern head-on.
In addition to sharing several of the most important reasons your target schools require you to take a standardized test for admission, we suggest a more constructive way of thinking about your exam altogether. Having a positive mindset matters. We want to shift your thinking about your test so that you attack it as the opportunity it is. As the great Jim Rohn said, "Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better." Enjoy!
RESOURCES / LINKS
In this episode we reference validity studies demonstrating the usefulness of standardized tests for predicting future success in the classroom. Here are links for several of the most common exams if you'd like to dive deeper.
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A DOSE OF MOTIVATION
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.
— Serenity prayer, by Reinhold Niebuhr