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By Harini Gottumukkala
“The best speakers know enough to be scared…the only difference between the pros and the novices is that the pros have trained the butterflies to fly in formation.” - by Edward R. Murrow, a famous radio broadcaster.
The above quote perfectly summarizes exactly what every student should do in order to organize their thought process through this time. Below is the most common problem faced by students during exam season and how to tackle it!
Fear of the Unknown
Fear of the Unknown is when a student isn’t sure of what the exam conditions and the test in general will be like. This, in turn, leads to more anxiety for students as they don’t know what they should be preparing for! The best way to deal with this is to first understand the setting of the exam. For this, you can ask your teachers how the exam will be set up and what the questions will be like. With having a basic understanding of the setting you will be finishing the exam in, you can put your mind at ease.
If the fear is closely related with the type of questions that will be asked during the exam, then the best alternative for you is to just prepare for the topics as well as you can. The best way to learn is by teaching someone. By teaching someone, you are explaining the topic not only to them but also to yourself! You can ask your parents or siblings to sit down with you while you teach them all the topics you’re unsure about. Moreover, make sure that they ask questions! Ensure that you write down the ones you don’t know the answer to so that you can keep practicing. By engaging in this activity, you will surely crack the code to answering your test questions.
Another important step is sleep. Something a lot of students tend to forget is that getting enough sleep the night before an exam is more helpful than studying all night. This is because sleeping will help boost your memory and retain information. And don't forget; eating well before the exam is just as important! Having the right vitamins can help you remember and process the information more efficiently. Don’t write your tests on an empty stomach!
If you do all of these things (and, of course, study well), you won’t have anything to worry about! You’re so close to the finish line, do your best and never give up!
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