You see, you spend all this time coaching your kids for their tests. The spouse is on your back to make sure they do well in their studies.
The day of the test comes and goes. Your child says "It was easy mom because I studied so hard" so you breath a sigh of relief and then they come home with the test paper and says......
"Ma, I forgot to do 10 questions."
That's right. The boy missed out 10 questions on the last page which was on a separate sheet of paper but stapled along with the rest of the test papers. I wonder how he could have missed it. Each question carries 2 marks.
Then the girl comes to you and says
"Ma, I forgot to write my name on the answer sheet."
If anyone has the magic formula on How To Stop Your Child From Making Careless Mistakes During Tests... I'd really like to know it! Obviously my methods aren't working and they include
- teaching test taking skills
- telling them what to do
- reminding them to check their papers thoroughly
- testing (in actual test environment)
- trying to instil good habits
- reminder checklist
- training them to proofread their work.