Anxiety and fear are not good for grades. learning how to overcome exam fear is essential in topping your exams. The very thought of covering a vast amount of coursework before you set foot in the examination hall could make anyone nervous. A little anxiety is normal and you need not worry about it too much. On the other hand, excessive stress and pressure on your mind could have detrimental effects on your health and overall performance.
We have compiled a list of practices that can help you sail through your exam like a breeze. Let’s look at what you can do to kill anxiety and fear of exams:
Here are two other aspects you need to focus on while preparing for exams. –
Failure is the stepping stone to success!
Humans learn from their failures and setbacks. It’s ok to get things wrong, so don’t be disheartened. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes and to never give up until you win. Not only will this attitude help you in your exams but also later in various occasions in your life. Your ability to learn from mistakes will make you a lifelong learner and will help you build the confidence you need to overcome any challenges.
Focus on ‘Conceptual Understanding’ rather than rote memorisation:
Every time you attempt to understand something conceptually you end up with the ability to reproduce it successfully. This is because conceptual learning is a much better learning process as opposed to rote memorisation, where you end up learning your subjects by heart without having any clarity.
By using visual learning materials students can clearly grasp concepts within a short span of time. Visual learning not only reduces the time needed to learn but also helps in better memory retention and faster execution in an examination hall. Ideas and theories that come to life via videos and images will help amplify memory retention and eventually reduce the time needed to learn as opposed to just reading text.
Striving towards conceptual understanding of any subject is the best long-term strategy to pursue. Exams and your marks are important but what is more important is your understanding of the subject, how you take part in engaging and stimulating discussions, and how you seek advice and direction from your mentors to make learning more fun and interesting. At the end of the day it’s all about giving it your best. So relax and prepare for your exams systematically and say goodbye to anxiety!
All the best!
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