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Final Exams Are HERE!!!

Posted on: May 17, 2011

No matter how we lecture, advise, guide, or try to convince, most students stress a lot before exams! What’s even worse is that they have unhealthy habits that worsen their stress and negatively affect their results. In many occasions, I discussed some of the following tips with my students, and those who applied them reported a great success 🙂

  • Organize yourself and manage your time in an effective way. Instead of worrying, and nagging about the loads you have to study, set a schedule and a time frame for yourself and try to follow them. 
  • Allow yourself some time to rest and relax. Having fun is not a sin during exams. On the contrary, it is extremely helpful, provided that you manage your time wisely. 
  • Never stay up late to study and wake up very early to revise. If tired, your brain will function slower and less effectively. You will become very irritable and clumsy, your  daytime alertness as well as your memory and ability to think and process information will considerably decrease.  
  • Never go to bed straight after studying; allow yourself  some time to unwind and allow your brain some time to shut down. If you close your books straight before you sleep, you don’t give enough time for your brain to calm down and you’ll be having nightmares related to studying, or in the best cases you won’t fall comfortably asleep; your eyes will be closed, but your brain will be working, which will be painful and annoying. 
  • Never go to school on an empty stomach. If you’re hungry you won’t have enough energy to work and your concentration will considerably drop. REMEMBER! Drinking only milk or tea in the morning is NOT having breakfast.
  • Wear comfortable clothes (in your case, your uniform;) ), get a jacket in case it was cold, and visit the washroom before you enter the examination room. You don’t need anything to distract you from focus without realizing it.
  • Deep breathe before you start your exam. Breathe in slowly and deeply through your nose, hold your breath and count to six, and then exhale slowly while counting to eight. When you deep breathe you lengthen and deepen the oxygen intake in your body, which nourishes all your body cells and helps you relax and get rid of your stress. It also helps you clear your mind and focus.
  • Be well prepared and confident. Panicking doesn’t help at all. If you don’t sleep well, you stress out and you lose your confidence you enter a vicious circle and you just add up more stress to your already stressed day!

Just BE PREPARED, TAKE IT EASY, and you’ll perform brilliantly 🙂

Good Luck Everyone 🙂

12 Responses to "Final Exams Are HERE!!!"

Agreed 😀 I started doing this in the 1st term and it actually helped me ! Thanks ❤

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-The 3rd tip is what I’ve been doing for somehow long now, each and every term, but I’ve got convinced but the bad effects behind it and I guess I will cross it out this time.
Tip 4: was what I never knew, this was so helpful and pretty much too important to know, thank you ! I guess follow this tip from now too :]
With all these, yet I find it so hard, to get into the “mood” of studying, for me, that’s quiet the biggest problem when it comes to studying 😦 .
Else than that, the tips were really helpful !
Thank you so much .

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It is so easy “to get into the mood”,Saba. All you need is a DECISION 🙂 Most people are convinced that they hate studying and they could never be in the mood for it!
You may also help yourself by considering two important things:
1- Know your learning style and study accordingly. There are three learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic because everyone depends on his/her senses to process any information. Most people tend to use one of their senses more than the others. Some people may use all three almost equally. By knowing your learning style you will better enjoy studying, which will become less frustrating, more efficient and less time consuming.
2- Prepare a nice and comfortable studying ambiance that would help you concentrate (this may include music, seating position, nice fragrance in the air, light, etc.)

Good Luck dear 🙂

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Thank you so much 🙂
I will try all the above, in the coming exams, I promise.
Thank you again x

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your tips are very useful and i know if i take the decision to follow them it would work. i’ll promise to try following them as much as i can .thx

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i’ll try this final exam

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Share the results with us then! Good luck dear 🙂

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It actually helps 😀

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I will definetly hang on to your tips, but I am/will have trouble abiding by your last step

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Well, if you’re convinced so, it’ll be very hard to do the opposite 🙂 All it takes is a DECISION! Trust me on this 😉

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wow! EXAMS! something i hate, but really what can u do if u can’t study and learn new things. GOD help us! 🙂

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O M G help me ,I am lazy today and 2morrow i have Drama exam ,so haard
may Allah bless us 😦

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