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    its been so long since i've dealt with a 'real' exam that each time i face one i act asif its end of the world and i can't think straight, i feel bad as my exam's didn't really reflect my knowledge of the subject
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    if i feel nervous for an exam, either there is ALOT riding on it, like a scholarship exam or something, or i haven't prepared well enough, so i tend to do more past papers and/or flashcards (i am a very mathsy person tho, so things may be different for different subjects)
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    Sounds silly, but I just take a deep breath and relax. I just try and focus on the other side...
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    I just work.
    I panic and bury myself in revision all day lol.
    It seems to work okay
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    I think the only reason people feel nervous is because they know that they havn't revised every single little detail to the best of their abilities and ofcourse it's near impossible to do so, but just make sure you've done all you can otherwise you're bound to feel really nervous.
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    Panic mostly.
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    i really dont know myself why i get so nervous, in gcse's i really didn't feel so nervous and felt confident in and after the exam. In a levels really nervous as teachers expect me to reproduce the same results in class test
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    Start relaxing!
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    Doesn't matter whether you can deal with them or not really because exams are happening. Just focus on doing the paper, I suppose.
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    me and my mates just ignored that they were there, theres been reseach done dunno by who or when but i remember seeing it that the people who do better in exams are the ones that have slept on the information more than one, the ones cramming did worse
    so we played sing star (Y)
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    I don't get nervous before the exam, I just get nervous in the exam which is a real pain because writing legibly is really hard when you're shaking.
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    (Original post by jessw89)
    me and my mates just ignored that they were there, theres been reseach done dunno by who or when but i remember seeing it that the people who do better in exams are the ones that have slept on the information more than one, the ones cramming did worse
    so we played sing star (Y)
    i think your right i was doing loads of past papers the night before:eek3: but it wasn't a problem in gcse's but its alevels so perhaps i've changed

    thanks i think i found my source of stress!
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    (Original post by MathsHamster)
    I don't get nervous before the exam, I just get nervous in the exam which is a real pain because writing legibly is really hard when you're shaking.
    I completely agree with you! I start panicking, n some time is WASTED n my mind goes blank at some point, even if I know/ have learnt the info, because I'm so nervous!

    I think the best thing to do at this point is think positive and about what goal you want to achieve in terms of career etc!

    I think I should listen to my own advice! :o:
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    I go by the idea that there are two reasons why you don't go into an exam feeling nervous.

    1) You don't care about the result.
    2) You know you're well prepared.

    I'd suggest aspiring to the second one rather than the firs.
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    Sleeping pills..
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    (Original post by sarah430)
    Sounds silly, but I just take a deep breath and relax. I just try and focus on the other side...
    Yeah I just think about how good it will feel when the exams are over...
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    I get nervous about exams, but I'm beginning to realise that there's nothing to be gained from panicking. Just ensure that you take breaks and exercise regularly during revision, so the stress doesn't accumulate.
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    I don't get nervous before or during exams really, and I look forward to getting results lol. Maybe I'm weird.
 
 
 
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