- Make realistic goals.
- Use a calendar with time blocks.
- Reward yourself when successfully completing tasks.
- Set up a good study space.
- Figure out what motivates you! Use it.
- Use a large piece of paper and make a calendar of time before the exam. Prioritize study time.
- Get in the habit of beginning with the most difficult subject or task.
- Get a good night's sleep.
- Eat breakfast.
- Don't cram in the hour before the exam.
- Come prepared : know what you are allowed to bring.
- Pay attention to study guides and review lists
- Pay attention in review periods to topics that the teacher focuses on!
- Generate a list of possible questions from each unit.
- Re-do the unit tests.
- Confer with other students in different sections of the course.
- Read over the entire exam before you begin.
- Read all directions and questions carefully.
- Do the easy questions first to give you confidence. Then do the harder questions.
- Complete the short answer questions early on.
- Read over all your answers; resist the urge to leave as soon as you are finished.
- Don't leave any answers blank.
First, recongnize stress: exhaustion, headaches, sleeplessness and oversleeping, loss of/increased appetite, crying. Stress management is the ability to maintain control when situations, people and events make exessive demands.
Tips on Managing Stress During Exams
- Set realistic goals for yourself.
- Take regular breaks.
- Don't sweat the small stuff.
- Learn how to best relax yourself.
- Meditation and breathing exercises have been proven to be very effective in controlling stress. Practice clearing your mind of disturbing thoughts.
- Avoid extreme reactions.
- Get enough sleep.
- Work off stress with physical activity.
- Avoid self medication or escape.