Exams - Be prepared, beat stress

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Timetable

Develop a timetable to monitor your progress. Make sure you allocate adequate time for fun and relaxation as well. Image Courtesy: www.blogspot.com

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Focus

Keep all unimportant issues at bay. The examinations should be your only focus. Stay away from distractions that could cause loss of concentration or unwanted anxiety. Image Courtesy: www.autism-community.com

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Practice Exam

While revising a subject, practice by writing answers as you would do in the exam. Practice writing answers under exam conditions. Take a three hour test, without a break in between, preferably at the same time as that of the exam. This will help your body clock adjust to the examination time and conditions. Image Courtesy: www.wordpress.com

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Revision

Plan your revision and complete it in time. This will give you a sense of achievement and build your confidence. While revising, vary subjects and their difficulty so you don't get bored or disheartened. Set realistic targets of what you CAN achieve as against what you WANT to achieve. Image Courtesy: www.braingain.in

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Make Points

Make points for each answer. This will make it easy to remember the points and you can expand the points into a complete answer for each paper. Image Courtesy: www.blogspot.com

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Take breaks

Take a short break as soon as you notice your mind is losing concentration. For every hour of study, take a 10 minute break. During break, do unrelated activities like checking emails, stare off into space, call a friend, etc. This gives your brain a little rest and will help keep you more focused during studies. Avoid television and loud music. Image Courtesy: www.freeclipartnow.com

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Sleep

It is not important whether you study late or get up early. A seven hours of sleep is mandatory for the body to function well. Sleep at a regular time. Try and stop working an hour before bedtime. Image Courtesy: www.wordpress.com

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Eat healthy food

Food rich in vitamins and proteins, such as green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits, are a must. The nutrients will help your brain stay sharp. Avoid food with high fat content. Don't drink too much coffee, tea or fizzy drinks. They will keep you awake and reduce the clarity of your thinking. Image Courtesy: www.clipartheaven.com

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Positive thinking

During exam week, resist the urge to have a study session with your super tense friends. Their stress will only add to your stress. Avoid negative thoughts, such as 'Everyone else seems better organized. Challenge such thoughts with positive thinking; for example, 'I have studied well for my exams am sure to do well.' Image Courtesy: www.wealthnewstoday.com

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Exercise

Practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques. They help your body relax and reduce stress. Alternately, take a brisk walk after your day's revision is over. Image Courtesy: www.blogspot.com

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Power of a prayer

Pray to God before you start studying. Praying will help increase your confidence and reduce your stress. Image Courtesy: www.img.forministry.com

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Exam stress

As the examination period approaches, you may feel the pressure of the exams getting to you. It is quite normal to feel some anxiety about exams but with the right preparation they're not too scary. All that we need to do is plan ahead and wisely balance work with exercise and relaxation. Image Courtesy: www.figliving.com

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