Exam Fear - How To Overcome Exam Fear

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					Exams are a way of assessing what a student has learned during the academic year.
Apart from this, it is also a method through which the student's learning and grasping
abilities are evaluated and graded by the teacher. This makes it very important for
students to learn well, and achieve good scores in the exam. However, for most
students, exams bring with it lot of tension, stress and anxiety. The main reason for
this is because of increased pressure that they receive from their parents and teachers
to perform well in the exams. Although a little bit of exam fear and anxiousness is
important to study and learn before the exams, too much tension can hamper the
student's ability to do well. Many times, due to exam fear, students tend to forget what
they have learned, thus scoring less than they could have. Hence, it is extremely
crucial for students to learn about how to reduce exam fear, so that they can give their
examination confidently, subsequently earning good grades.
  How to Overcome Exam Fear
  Students who are suffering from exam fear are likely to experience problems like
difficulty in concentrating while studying, confusion, feeling tensed while looking at
difficult questions, feeling blank, dizziness, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. All these
factors can cause the student to feel more anxious which can affect his performance
during the exam. Hence, students should know how to avoid exam fear and do well
during the examinations. You can gain more information on exam fear through the
article on test anxiety in students.
  Prepare Well in Advance One of the most common reasons for the student to feel
exam fear is lack of preparation. There are many students who take studies lightly,
thus leaving everything to be studied at the last minute. This will surely cause anxiety
as the student does not know where to start, and what to study. Hence, the easiest way
of overcoming exam fear is to start studying much before the exam. Studying
regularly, what is taught in the class will save you lot of time to revise before the
exams. Also, as you have studied everything already, you will not feel tense that you
have not prepared an important topic or subject. You can learn about some effective
ways of preparing for an exam through the article, study tips for exams.
  Learn, Do Not Mug Up One of the mistakes that many students make is that they
mug up without understanding what they are studying. Students must understand that
this is not the correct way of studying. Moreover, the chances of forgetting is more,
when one has memorized without understanding. Hence, it is very important to first
understand the concept that one is studying and then, memorizing it. In this way, you
will never forget any important point. Also, you will be able to present the points in
your own words, even if you do not remember the answer word to word.
Understanding the concept, before memorizing will actually lead to effective learning.
Here are some tips on achieving success in your exams.
  Make Time to Relax Examination time does not mean that you have to sit with your
books the entire day. This actually should be avoided, and one should take regular
breaks to relax and refresh one's mind. Indulge in some kind of exercises like walking,
jogging or playing your favorite sport during the break. Apart from this, listening to
music, talking to friends and family, will also help you in relaxing during your exam
time. However, it would be better to avoid watching television or browsing the
Internet during this time. This is because, many students are addicted to television and
Internet and one is likely to waste time on it, more than what was intended.
  Revise Properly The last few weeks before the examination should be spent by
revising each subject. Plan out a timetable in such a way that you get equal time to
revise every topic. During this time, you can make some small notes which will make
it easier for you to remember points and revise them quickly. If you are concerned
about your writing speed, practicing solving a question paper of a previous year
would give you more confidence. It will also help you in knowing what you should
take care while writing your exam paper.
  Additional Tips to Overcome Exam Fear
  Apart from the above given study tips to overcome exam fear before the
examinations, here are some more points that will help students to cope with the
anxiety which begins with the arrival of exams. Here is some more information on
exam preparation tips. One very important thing that students should remember, is to
avoid studying anything new just before the exam. This will cause more anxiety and
you may forget what you have already learned. It is also important to avoid having
conversations with your friends about what they have studied, how much they have
studied. This will make you more tense and nervous. If you are feeling very tense and
anxious, just before entering the examination venue, take a few deep breaths which
will help you to relax. During the exam, if you get tensed or blank after seeing
difficult questions, skip them for the time being and attempt questions which you find
easier. Once you have completed them, go back to the difficult ones. In this way, you
will surely be able to answer them confidently. I hope these tips on overcoming exam
fear has been helpful for students. However, along with the students, even parents
have the responsibility to make sure that their children do not go through any kind of
tension or stress during exams. Many times, children experience exam fear because of
the pressure that parents put on them. Although this is important, they must see to it
that they do not go overboard and pressurize their children so much, that they are not
able to study anything.
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