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What's your pre-exam ritual?

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    What's your pre-exam ritual? Do you always do something in particular? Do you have a lucky charm?


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    Outside the exam room there is a huge tree. I take out a leaf from that tree, cleanse my hands with it. It's as if mother nature is wishing me luck!

    I do realise how tardy I sound! haha
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    Yeah. A night of frantic revision, then over sleeping, getting a taxi, and running into the exam 5 minutes late, only to have every sigh about how typical the situation is.
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    Re-check notes and take a swig of water!
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    Panic -> cramming -> more panic -> more cramming -> giving up and hoping for the best.
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    make sure i know which notes ive put on which side of my pockets......
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    Teach My classmates call me Google, because they believe that I know everything (False. I just enjoy staying ahead of the syllabus) so the morning of an exam is usually filled with me tutoring friends, classmates, complete strangers, literally anyone who asks me to.
    I don't mind. I've realised that I understand things a lot better once I explain them. Explaining them just before an exam is a great way of reinforcing the concepts!

    Oh yeah, and milk. Milk and Coco Pops are a must on exam day, for reasons beyond my comprehension. Then lots of cold water, wishing 'Best of luck' to people whose names I don't even know, and praying that I get an A.
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    I always have some tic tacs before I go in...make sure to call at the shop on the way to school to buy a pack! And I just wait quietly to go in, wish people luck and remember that it isn't the end of the world!


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    Generally the morning of an exam is me doing my utmost not to be physically sick.

    I've been doing exams for almost a decade. I started with my SATs, 11+, GCSEs, A-levels, BA, MSc... and now I am doing professional qualifications. Not once in that time have I actually felt good on the morning of an exam.
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    I find making sure I revise well rather than relying on a 'lucky charm' is always a winner.
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    Masturbation.
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    bribe all invigilators....
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    I drink chamomile tea the night before and have a berrocca on the morning of the exam to keep my energy up
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    I make sure I have everything I need.
    Then I eat a banana (I demand my Mom buys enough of them to get me through exams, I will even have 2 bananas if I have two exams the same day).
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    Take a long hot bath and go to bed early.
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    Rock back and forth in the dark in the foetal position, praying to the ghost of Tom Denning for mental strength and knowledge.

    I am unsure of how wise this was. I will find out within week.
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    cram it in the night before!
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    Morning exam I get there about half an hour in the library and talk to people in the library, for an afternoon exam I get there about an hour early and talk to people in the library
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    PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
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    (Original post by KythingToWrite)
    Teach My classmates call me Google, because they believe that I know everything (False. I just enjoy staying ahead of the syllabus) so the morning of an exam is usually filled with me tutoring friends, classmates, complete strangers, literally anyone who asks me to.
    I don't mind. I've realised that I understand things a lot better once I explain them. Explaining them just before an exam is a great way of reinforcing the concepts!

    Oh yeah, and milk. Milk and Coco Pops are a must on exam day, for reasons beyond my comprehension. Then lots of cold water, wishing 'Best of luck' to people whose names I don't even know, and praying that I get an A.
    my pre-exam ritual was to try and learn a 6month worth of syllabus from someone like you in about 25minutes lol...

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