Testing: One, Two, Three!


By now you probably have established communication with your student that fits your schedules and maybe even time zones. It has been almost two months since your son or daughter has been in classes and as many of you may remember, this is the time for tests, one right after the other. Some higher education institutions call the tests mid-terms; others do not. None the less, it can be a very stressful time for students trying to adjust to a new life at college and also face a couple of weeks of exams that measure just how much they have learned and retained.

As a mom of a Pacific University Senior, I have witnessed the stress and fatigue that weeks of late nights of studying followed with late nights of having fun to relieve the stress, have on my son.  You may be experiencing the same with your student whether he or she lives on campus, off campus or even at home. As I talk with students in the Bistro or at the Einsteins Bagel Brothers Kiosk, I often get them talk about their major, where “home” is and how their week is going. Recently I heard the same scenario play out with almost every student: “I have tests this week and next week. I have a lot of studying to do.”

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when your student is studying hard and they (hopefully) text you or call home.

Life is full of all kinds of tests. Be there for your student by letting them know you are pulling for them and that will help boost their confidence when exams come their way.

Linda Duffy

Pacific Parent Association President 2012 - 2013

Posted by Angela Surratt (asurratt@pacificu.edu) on Oct 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

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