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    Hello everybody.

    I have always been quite an easily-stressed and anxious person, however during periods of natural stress such as exam time, it gets too much. I often get completely disappointed because I work so hard (although I make a conscious effort not to over-work myself) and perform well outside of exam conditions. However, when I'm in that exam hall I really struggle to recall information which I'd otherwise know and struggle to finish within the time given. I've taken up yoga and I have a pretty good social life so it's not simply a case of not doing enough extra-curricular.

    I'm thinking of taking a trip to the doctors about this to see what they can do or help me with. Although, I thought I'd ask here if any of you know what the probability of me qualifying for extra time would be? Is this the kind of issue that they give people extra time for? I'm worried that with exam period not that far away, simply trying to help me get over the anxiety won't be enough within such a short space of time.

    I'd appreciate any advice or knowledge.
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    Hello everybody.

    I have always been quite an easily-stressed and anxious person, however during periods of natural stress such as exam time, it gets too much. I often get completely disappointed because I work so hard (although I make a conscious effort not to over-work myself) and perform well outside of exam conditions. However, when I'm in that exam hall I really struggle to recall information which I'd otherwise know and struggle to finish within the time given. I've taken up yoga and I have a pretty good social life so it's not simply a case of not doing enough extra-curricular.

    I'm thinking of taking a trip to the doctors about this to see what they can do or help me with. Although, I thought I'd ask here if any of you know what the probability of me qualifying for extra time would be? Is this the kind of issue that they give people extra time for? I'm worried that with exam period not that far away, simply trying to help me get over the anxiety won't be enough within such a short space of time.

    I'd appreciate any advice or knowledge.
    Hey It's great to hear you're thinking about going to see your GP about your anxiety! Extra time for exams is definitely something universities can provide! They can (at least my university) provide smaller rooms in which you take your examinations too?

    That said; they did need a letter from my GP explaining that I do/did (it's not as bad as it was for me) have anxiety?
 
 
 
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