I’m stressing about exams and I’m wondering what I can do to destress and do well on them?
Sunvy: The most important thing to do for yourself is to get enough sleep the night before your exam, or even consecutively two or three days before (at least 7-9 hours). This will help prepare your mind, and you will have enough energy to be able to concentrate throughout your exam. Have you looked back to a previous exam you wrote and realized you made a lot of silly mistakes? You can eliminate these errors and get a higher percentage on this test by getting enough sleep.
Julianna: Also, it is important to eat healthy and to make sure that your sugar intake is at a minimum to prevent a sugar-related crash. And drink lots of water to make sure your brain and body are well-hydrated.
Ejaaz: Eat a proper breakfast and do something relaxing the night before. Most of the time you won’t be able to retain what you crammed from studying really late at night. If you don’t know it by late at night the day before your exam, you won’t know it. So start studying earlier so you aren’t cramming the night before. Also, make sure to use the washroom before you take your test. Or as otherwise, Mrs. Hunniset would say, “Make sure you poop in the morning!”
Ash: Exercise works wonders. As does maintaining a schedule for studying. Taking 5-15 minute breaks between work periods no longer than an hour. Make sure you take away all distractions when you are studying as well. You wont be productive when you are multi-tasking,so make sure to put that phone/ iPod away!
Sunvy: In closing, I’d like to say to make sure you have fun while taking your exam! When I personally take exams, I make sure I used the washroom. I go even when I feel like I don’t need to because, you never know when “nervous pee” will get to you. I think of final exams, quizzes and tests as practice worksheets, so I don’t get too stressed while I take my test. I go through the test to see what the test is all about, and then I write it. If there is a question that I am not 100% sure of, I put a question mark beside it, and if I don’t know the answer at all to a question or if I am spending too long on it, I circle it and move on. I come back to the circled ones after I have gone through the whole test. If I have time, I take a little nap and then I do the test all over again. When you take a break and come back to the test, you have a refreshed mind and a new perspective. You might even find some errors when you look at it again. Make sure you sleep well, eat well, care for yourself and make sure to have fun in your exams!