Big exams make just about everyone feel anxious.
Here are three tips that can help make exam season go smoothly:
- Get started now. Anxiety builds as you worry and do nothing. It may feel very difficult to get started, but you will feel immediate relief once you do.
- Begin reviewing now. You need not wait until teachers hand out review guides. Get out your old tests and quizzes and begin reworking them. (Don’t merely reread the questions and answers; you need to cover up your old answers and actually rework each problem on paper).
- Do an overview. Use your notes and/or textbook to write a list of the topics you’ll need to know. Making this outline will give you a feeling of control and a realistic sense of the task ahead.
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