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Coping with Exams

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ZebraAspie, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. ZebraAspie

    ZebraAspie Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2017
    I’ve always struggled with exam anxiety to the extreme. Any tips on coping with this?
  2. FIVER

    FIVER Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2020
    I have had this problem when I was in college. I was a psychology major and took an advanced cognitive psych course. I learned and would over study and use note cards and the chunking method. I was still anxious and then I learned about studying in a place that resembled a classroom. They said studying in the same environment as how and where you will be tested. So, I would go to an empty classroom and study, and especially before the test. I would already be in the classroom and somehow this would calm my nerves. I hope I explained this correctly to you. I am working on my communication skills. If you have questions, please ask. Another idea would be to sniff some essential oils like peppermint.
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  3. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️

    Nov 1, 2015
    I only felt that way if I wasn't secure in my understanding of the topic at hand. The few times that I did falter, I understood better when I reviewed my errors. I didn't always get an "A," but my grades stayed north of "C."

    And I didn't even mind a "C" in courses that I wasn't really interested in.
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  4. Yeshuasdaughter

    Yeshuasdaughter Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    Apr 19, 2019
    It's a huge reason why I homeschool (other than common core ruining math, science, and the humanities). Testing does not prove that you truly understand a subject. It just proves you can memorize basic facts and put them on paper.
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  5. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    Jan 7, 2015
    Be well prepared in advance. Study, etc. But then relax and rest the few days right prior to the exam.
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