TCAP: The Sleep-Depriving Test


Haeley Gibbs

TCAP is right around the corner, and you need to study! But what about your math homework that’s due tomorrow? It’s almost eleven o’ clock, and you’re still sitting in your school clothes going through social media. How are you going to add studying into your schedule?


This test is actually really important, even though it may not seem that way. This test can decide your classes for the next year, if you go to summer school, or if you stay back a grade! If you don’t want to be stuck with some boring class that you have no interest in, it may be better to try your best when the big day comes.

If you do really well on the math portion, you can even get into high math! Depending on your grades, you may have to stay back for summer school. Trust me, you don’t want to spend your summer learning boring stuff. I’m sure you’d rather be swimming in your pool or going to the park with your friends.


Of course, it’s always important to study, especially for TCAP. You have to study for every quiz and test you take during the school year, but the TCAP test is the most important! To study, you just need to go over every note or sheet you’ve done in the past year. Hey, they don’t teach you random stuff for no reason!

TCAP also means getting enough sleep. Without it, you won’t have the energy to complete a fifty question test while staying still. You may want to study during the classes that you get freetime, or take thirty minutes of your time after school to study. It isn’t good to stay up until three in the morning studying.

Be Prepared!

If you’re not prepared, you can kiss your hopes of getting into the next grade goodbye! You need sleep, food, water, and plenty of knowledge. The day before the big test, you should make sure to get at least nine hours. I know, I know, you want to play games and text your friends all night, but this test is important!

Make sure you also eat a healthy dinner the night before, and eat enough breakfast so your stomach doesn’t disturb the whole class. Same goes for water, but don’t drink so much to the point where you have to use the restroom every five minutes.

All in all…

Eating a good meal before a test is really important, especially once you get to high school. It can decide your future career and whether or not you advance to the next grade level. Study and rest is also a big necessity, and without enough sleep, your snores will bounce off the walls of the classroom. This test is important, so try your best, and good luck!