I arrive 1-2 hours before the exam and sit in the library/study centre flipping through my textbook and notes. It's not really a massive cramming session just time for me to relax before and read over the areas that I'm unsure of. A friend usually comes over and joins me about 15 minutes before the exam looking all flustered, having not eaten breakfast and just rushed into college. Give yourself some time before the exam (not necessarily for revision) and you'll be fine.
I'm never nervous in an exam or during the weeks before it, but on the morning of the exam I just don't want to talk to anybody or do anything unrelated to the exam. If I catch a bit of news I'm scared that what I hear in the report will replace the theories of language development I had just revised! Stupid, I know.
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how does everyone deal with exam nerves? watch
Last edited by MDEH8176; 16-01-2010 at 17:07.
- 16-01-2010 17:02
- 16-01-2010 17:05
I get some hot chocolate and watch the Joy of Painting. Works a charm :3
(Original post by samzurai)
- 16-01-2010 17:06
i think your right i was doing loads of past papers the night before 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!
college id didnt revise at all, instead i stuck post it notes everywhere with everything i needed to know on them, just lil bits on each one and you take notice of them subconsiously i cant remember consiously reading them but i knew what they all said when it came to the exam as the bit of info was on the orage one under my tv and i even knew where id seen it so it certainly worked for me, did really well in my exam too
not sure if im just lucky or if it is to do with my no revision calm approach but i never really have and ive still always got really good marks?
being prepared is one thing but stressing over it all is just counter productive