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Counselor’s Hub: Prepare for ISA Test
23 Apr
  • Counselor’s Hub: Prepare for ISA Test

The Grade 3&4 students will take their ISA test on April 26 and 27. MSB School Counselor Ken offered some tips in preparation for the test. 

Snack on brain food 

What you eat can really have an impact on energy levels and focus, so keep away from junk food. Keep your child’s body and brain well-fueled by choosing nutritious foods that have been proven to aid concentration and memory, such as fish, nuts, seeds, yogurt, and blueberries. The same applies on test day - eat a good meal before the test, based on foods that will provide a slow release of energy throughout. Sugar may seem appealing, but your child’s energy levels will crash an hour later and not provide optimal performance. 


Remember that being well hydrated is essential for the brain to work at its best. Make sure to remind your child to keep drinking plenty of water throughout the day and even while doing the test. Teachers will make sure it is available for rehydration. 

Good sleep can improve concentration and productivity 

Sleep is important for various aspects of brain function. 

This includes cognition, concentration, productivity, and performance. 

All of these are negatively affected by sleep deprivation. 

On the other hand, good sleep has been shown to improve problem-solving skills and enhance memory performance in children. 

Get a good night’s sleep, drink lots of water, have a hearty nutritious breakfast, and good luck! 

Should you have any concerns, please contact School Counselor Ken at schoolcounselor@msb.edu.cn