What is one thing in common we face when taking examinations?
Anxiety and examinations are almost synonyms. Just like fear in speaking to the public, anxiety in examinations can it be managed too.
Below are 5 simple steps that you can do to cope, and ultimately eliminate that examinations anxiety. This is based on my experienced over a few a years of sitting several major examinations and professional certifications.
#01: Prepare early
Create a timetable where you can systematically practise for the examinations. Some start revision 2 or 3 months in advance, some start earlier. As people say, practice makes perfect; but I believe in Practice makes Permanent!
#02: Learn for exams according to your preferred styles
Different learnerss have different ways to learn. So do not be puzzled why some people learn at cafes with music played at the background (these people are auditory); some prefers to be alone (introverts); some needs to see diagrams, mind maps, charts etc (visual learners).
#03: Have enough sleep
An average person sleep between 7-8 hours per day. So keep to that timing.
#04: Dont' go to the examination hall with an empty stomach
Empty stomach will leads to lack of focus.
#05: Read ALL questions before attempting any
Researchers from Netherlands and Australian universities made studies and found out that students who read the questions performed significantly better that those who didnt; and they also reportedly had lower examinations anxiety.
From the Editor
The Speaking Factory is founded by Hazriq Idrus, Asia's Trusted Workplace Creativity, Creative Leadership and Public Speaking Strategist, with a mission to help organisations enhance people potential and organisational performance. Hazriq is the author of The Stage Fright Antidote and co-authored eight other books.
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