How to Win Over Exam Anxiety and Score Good Marks?

by KOJARAM CHOUDHARY Ideal Education Point New Choudhary Public Senior

Exam anxiety is students’ greatest enemy; it destroys their confidence and makes them suffer in tests, no matter how hard they try. So it’s an issue that shouldn’t be taken lightly. This article focuses on effective methods to combat test stress and win.

Top 10 signs of exam anxiety

Here are the symptoms that children and parents should look out for and take immediate action if any or all of them are found.

       Bothers days before the test is to take place.

       Becoming ice-cold during exams.

       Concerned about forgetting information while studying.

       The child is scared to fail the exams.

       Concentrating on studying is getting more challenging than it has to be.

       Ignoring studying for exams until the very last minute.

       Performing excellent in the personal test, but doing poorly in the final exam.

       Lack of confidence.

       Experiencing the thought of not being well prepared.

       Feeling physical symptoms like dry mouth, sweating, nausea, and more. 

Best tips to minimize exam anxiety

These tips will help students minimize anxiety and score excellent marks in their exams, especially board exams.

Prepare well in advance:

Lack of preparation is the most commonly noted reason for exam anxiety. To deal with it, make a custom study plan that gets one reading ages before exams.

Procrastination has no cure, and students will have to think for themselves, that enough of pushing the learning away, face the challenge, make a schedule and go for it.  

Keep a wise sleeping pattern:

It is one of the best methods to win over stress and achieve good results. But, first, make a routine where one gets enough sleep.

It will help their brains to function in their perfect state. Students may debate that sleep is not linked to stress, but research has evidence otherwise. 

Practice breathing methods:

Back there, students might argue about how breathing can help them control stress levels, but science has proven it. Unfortunately, there is no magic medicine, which one can eat and become an expert in breathing in a way that aids them in staying calm.

However, a method known as star breathing that one can find on the web, search and start practicing. One can only apply them when stressed by practicing.

Hope for the best prepare for the worst:

Now, this is very crucial and helpful. One’s thoughts influence their feelings and how anxious one are. So if students keep repeating that they are going to fail, it will underestimate their confidence and faith in themselves.

Also, it will make it difficult for them to read and remember what they are doing since their thinking is dominated by how challenging the test will be, so hope for the best, prepare for the worst, and study as much as possible.   

Grounding technique (not the punishment):

Here’s how it works for students.

       Find five things they can see.

       Search four things they can touch.

       Get three things they can hear.

       Collect two things that they can smell.

       Add one thing they can taste.

The above technique is called grounding, and students can use it whenever they feel out of control, such as a panic attack or anxiety attack situation.

Do delightful things: Students should create and maintain a list of 10 things they can do when stressed, including eating ice cream, having a nap, going for a stroll, watching a movie, talking to friends, etc.

Be positive: Being positive works like good sleep, nutrition, and breathing. Students should write down on a piece of paper and make themselves believe that they are doing their best, accept themselves, and love their studies.

Seek professional help: If all else fails, seek professional help, don’t be shy to ask for expert help from families or friends too, anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of, and it is curable.

Ideal Education Point (New Choudhary Public School) is the Best English Medium School Near Me. Their students study in a stress-free environment, and even if they get anxiety, the teachers do their best to minimize it. Thus their students get meritorious marks in every exam.

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About KOJARAM CHOUDHARY Freshman   Ideal Education Point New Choudhary Public Senior

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