Take the stress out of test prep

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How can BrainPOP help with test preparation?

We all remember what it’s like to be nervous and overwhelmed by tests at school.

Here’s a set of useful BrainPOP topics for helping to get ready physically, mentally, and emotionally.


Your revision notes will just be another source of stress unless you make sure that they’re well organised and clearly written.

Use our Note Taking movie to learn various time and space saving techniques for note-taking and how to take comprehensive notes in lessons.

Not only will improved note-taking skills help with the creation of useful revision notes they’ll also help facilitate better understanding within lessons and when trying to complete homework on the topic.

Setting goals

Revision is a lot like fitness if you do too much too quickly you can burn yourself out before you really get started and it can be difficult to set a steady pace and stick to it.

In our Setting Goals topic students learn how to break a big goal into smaller more attainable goals.

Not only does this help students work towards their goal at a realistic pace it also means that they can see their progress better which helps a lot with morale.

Concept mapping

Concept maps can be an invaluable tool for revision.

Not only are they useful to create as they help you fill in the gaps in your knowledge and see connections but they’re also a great way to create a very quick and easy way to read a huge amount of information. Take a look at our ‘Concept Mapping’ movie to learn more.

This topic covers revision techniques, what to do with the notes you’ve taken, why a revision group could be helpful.

Students learn why doing practice papers can be helpful and useful tips like explaining a concept to someone else to make sure you really understand it.

What do you do if you get stuck on a question?

How can you approach different types of question like multiple choice or essay questions? What can you do to make sure you don’t run out of time during the test? All this and more is answered in our Test taking skills movie.

Stress and anxiety can really throw students off their best performance and when it’s not something you’re used to it can be difficult to overcome.

Our ‘Stress’ topic explains what stress is and how it can affect you physically, emotionally, and mentally and covers various techniques students can use to help them keep their cool. While practice helps a lot sometimes it doesn’t matter how many dress rehearsals you have you still get a bit of stage-fright on opening night. Fear doesn’t have to be the mind-killer!