Umm...no you didn't just read that title wrong. GL's got a whole list of games that'll sharpen your test-taking skills. Yep, simple puzzles and even video games with repetitive motions can improve your memory and help you ace that exam. Ready, set...GAME TIME!
This mind-bending numbers game tests your skills of logic while you figure out which numbers fit where on the grid. Try a process of elimination method by getting rid of numbers that can't fit in the spots first, and working on what could fit in second. This method totally works during multiple choice tests, too!
Crosswords take a ton of pop culture knowledge and, if you try out TV guide and newspaper crosswords, test your ability to read the paper and fit in the research. They are also great for learning new words and bigger words for terms you already know. Try 'em out next time you have an essay or open book test.
Wii Mario Kart...or any Wii Game
Twists and turns, breaks, sliding out of the way of oncoming traffic... Mario Kart can be tough! But all those reflexes you sharpen during your Wii game can help you in real life, too. Besides the obvious ability of being a bit more clever for tests during gym, you can learn to have that pencil out, test ready and start scribbling answers before your clumsier classmates even have their chairs pulled in. PS: This is a perf way to snag your crush for a video game competition. Or hit the books and get ready to exchange some high fives (after you've beat him, of course!).