So you have studied your butt off and finals are finally upon you. But you are still not sure if you are going to do well. Well, the best way to help remedy this situation is to first take a deep breath and read this post. My goal is to keep you connected – with the things that are important to your success – every step of your college journey. And it’s ALWAYS important that you don’t stress out before exams. Here are five ways to keep your feet on the ground and your head in the game.
- Before you take the exam, it’s good to put yourself in a test simulation. That is, since you don’t know what questions will be asked you can time yourself in a test-like simulation exercise. This will give you a good idea of what it might feel like so you will be ready for the real situation.
- Get plenty of rest before the exam. If you are tired your brain will be too. That means the better rested you are the better your mind will function.
- Eat a nutritious meal or snack. You are what you eat and what you eat or don’t eat may determine how you do on a test. You don’t want to eat junk food right before the test because it may leave you sluggish and sluggishness will result in feeling lazy and unfocused.
- It’s just a test, only a test. If you don’t perform well on this test, it’s not the end of the world. Trust me. Your grade may depend on it, but your life will still be intact.
- Be sure to visit your professor during office hours to get any last-minute clues as to what might be on the exam. Ask specific questions and who knows, you might just get some answers you are looking for.
While you’re enjoying your college life don’t to forget to stay focused on the important things – without stressing. It might sound like opposites, but once you make the right connections it can be done.
Get Connected. Stay Connected. Graduate.