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    (Original post by urbanlocations)
    I have many exams coming up and would like to know how you deal with your exams. I just get really nervous and end up getting sick from the nerves before the exam.

    Like my head just does not like exams -.-
    I take a sh*t
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    try and sort out a pre exam routine that works for you, e.g. I always got up and went for a run, had a decent meal then walked to my exam and got there half an hour early to read through notes one last time, didn't talk to friends as they always stress you out!

    work on managing your stress levels in general and work on anxiety reduction techniques (e.g. breathing exercises) when you're not in the exam so you're more confident at them when yo're in the exam
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    (Original post by AthiaKarim)
    Lmaoo awww don't get upset about it!

    Does it count towards your final grade? Or can you retake?
    I am in my first year and it counts 30 percent to my module grade ahh!
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    Don't really get exam stress or anything similar.

    For one I'm too laid back to get stressed out.. Most of the time anyway.

    Secondly, I just make sure I learn as much of the content as possible from the module as it progresses, as opposed to just waiting until I know what I'm tested on before revising. At least for the few modules I have that have exams and where we find out what we're tested on later in the semester as opposed on the module introduction

    If it's outside of uni (industry exams), then the above still applies, only difference knowing explicitly what I'm tested on.
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    i think i could definatley out do you on this front haha.
    infact the moment i found out i was pregnant, i went cold turkey. that was pretty hard but at this point i was 6 1/2 stone. if i didnt fall pregnant, id probably be in a crack den :/
    thats good, you just be a strong person if you have overcome a past like that, haha i weigh almost seven stone so its all good. if you ever want someone to talk to you can always pm me! x
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    (Original post by urbanlocations)
    I am in my first year and it counts 30 percent to my module grade ahh!
    Oh damn! is there any chance you can redo it?
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    (Original post by urbanlocations)
    I have many exams coming up and would like to know how you deal with your exams. I just get really nervous and end up getting sick from the nerves before the exam.

    Like my head just does not like exams -.-
    I do the things John Kehoe recommends in his book 'Mind Power'. I visualise being in the exam and answering the questions calmly and quickly. I visualise getting the results and how I feel seeing the marks. Then I just assume that the result is inevitable and let it go.

    I've also found just being mindful of my breathing, or describing my actions in the third person helps. For example, 'Chi is walking over to the water cooler and getting a glass of water. Now Chi is reading over the lecture notes on..." (this is something I read Ivan Lendl did during tennis matches).
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    Be confident in your ability, ie don't gather before the exam cramming with everyone else which increases nerves. I run through all the past papers once more, and believe you can do well. I suffered with pretty bad nerves, so I did my revision in my seat in the exam hall so that it wasn't daunting anymore, and I could associate the seating position with calmness and confidence. That's the single best thing i found to eliminate nerves


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    (Original post by AthiaKarim)
    Oh damn! is there any chance you can redo it?
    erm yes and no :/

    as the redo will be different and possibly harder!

    LET ME HAVE YOUR BRAIN
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    (Original post by urbanlocations)
    erm yes and no :/

    as the redo will be different and possibly harder!

    LET ME HAVE YOUR BRAIN
    **** that's annoying lol

    Lol my brain won't be helpful lol 😂
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    (Original post by AthiaKarim)
    **** that's annoying lol

    Lol my brain won't be helpful lol 😂
    I am sure it will!
 
 
 
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