Exams are not rocket science. Remember, your parents, friends and even strangers did it as a part of their lives and came out unscathed. All you need is a little patience and follow the tips from your Vice Principal - Ms. Veni
Start studying as soon as your
teacher announces the exam. Even before that, read over your notes after each
class to make sure you understand them. Put the notes in your own words.
- You can prepare even more by thinking of questions that your teacher might ask
on an exam. Write the questions down and answer them after your class is
finished. This will make studying easier.
- Have a plan to manage your time
- Cramming all night doesn't usually work. Plan your study time ahead so you'll
feel confident for the exam.
- Plan to have enough time to study about 50 minutes at a time with five or
10-minute breaks. Have a snack, watch some TV or go for a walk. Study so you
understand the material and not just to memorize it. Plan to study in a place
where you can concentrate without distractions.
- Studies show that taking the time to get some exercise and eating healthy
improves performance on exams. So get out and get moving. When we're stressed
we sometimes want to eat junk food but eating healthy will actually make you
- Also, get enough sleep - especially in the days before your exam. Good sleep
helps you remember what you learned.
- Practice, practice, practice
- Ask your teacher for a practice test. If there isn't one, make your own. Answer
the questions with friends and grade each other's work.
- Think about the stress you're feeling. Write down your stressful thoughts.
- Whenever a stressful thought pops into your head, replace it with a positive
one. For example, replace "I'm going to fail this exam" with
"I'm going to study early so I can ace this exam."
- Also, you may want to practice deep breathing. Take a few deep breaths,
breathing from deep within your abdomen and not just your chest. Let them
slowly out. This will get more air into your lungs and will help you relax.
- This one might seem a little out there, but sometimes it helps to imagine
success. Think of yourself writing the exam and knowing the answers. Visualize
the A+ on the paper after writing the exam. When you imagine yourself being
successful, you're more likely to succeed. But don't just visualize studying -
you actually have to do it!
- If you find that you're still stressed, talk to someone you trust, whether it's
a parent, teacher, school counselor or friend. They will help you put things
- Scan each page of the exam before starting to make sure you have all the
questions. This will also help you decide how much time you'll need to complete
- Read all the instructions on the exam. Do the questions you can answer first to
make sure you get the marks for them.
- Pace yourself. Stay until the end of the exam in case you remember an answer.
Go back, review your answers, and remember the relaxation techniques you
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