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Willpower (Part II)

My last post spoke about willpower, specifically noting that your supply of willpower is finite and that it is used up for all different kinds of things requiring self-control. There are many ways that this relates to test-taking, but I would like to clearly state some very important truths right here:

1. If you are low on sleep, your willpower will be depleted and energy that could be fueling your brain to answer test questions will be spent keeping you awake and fighting the urge to sleep.

2. If you are hungry, your willpower will be depleted and the energy that could be fueling your brain to attack test questions with dogged persistence will be gone.

Study after study have shown these two facts to be true, yet “get enough sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and bring a snack to the test” merit only a passing mention at the beginning of most test prep manuals. Please do not overlook these test preparation exercises – they might just give you the boost you need!!! Be fearless in your pursuit of your goals; by taking note of the suggestions above you will increase the chances that you surpass your expectations.