Although examinations can be stressful, there are ways to avoid stress.
Revision before hand is very helpful, as is group discussion. In the exam
it helps to make a good plan, including points, because should you fail to
finish in time, the plan and points can gain you some marks. Always go for
the question you are sure of.
I dread exams and get really nervous and anxious. Many thoughts rush
through my mind and I fear that my mind will go blank in the exam room and
I will forget everything I have revised. I find the three main points to
remember in alleviating exam stress, are preparation, relaxation, and
I plan a revision timetable that allows sufficient time out for myself. The
worst thing to do is revise non-stop, or cram everything in two days before
As time goes by, I find it helpful to gradually condense my notes, ending
up with maybe just a few key words, which trigger me to recall a certain
Writing answers to past exam questions helps me structure answers.
I get self-assurance from that I will go into the exam having revised the