Exam Nerves

  • Selling dreams

    Selling dreams (150)

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    Do you get them?
    If you do how do you deal with them?

    I get them quite badle, I tend to bite my nails and I get funny with food.

    I searched but didnt find anything, delete if its a dup or stupid.
    May 15th, 2011 at 05:19pm
  • Morning Coffee.

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    When you find some, lemme know.
    I have exams Monday and Tuesday next week.
    Saturday is prom. I plan to party and have fun all weekend.
    My nerves won't get to me will Monday morning. =/
    May 20th, 2011 at 12:47am
  • Trade Mistakes

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    I am absolutely horrid when it comes to stressful exams.
    Sometimes I get so worried to point that I make myself sick.
    It's horrid. :/
    May 20th, 2011 at 05:54am
  • Fractioned

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    Haha people think I'm the "cool, calm and collected" kind of person who couldn't care less about exams :P But when it's nearing exam time even if it's mid terms I'd get scared shitless. I get really nervous.
    July 14th, 2011 at 01:42am
  • recounts

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    I had my trial HSC exams (final high school exams) at the beginning of the month and I was terrible at dealing with my nerves.

    The night before my first exam I did not sleep at all and it was the worst. I ended up crying because I was still awake and I just wanted to sleep but I couldn't. My mind was playing the weirdest of tricks on me (I'd tell myself to sleep and my mind would translate the word 'sleep' to 'history' (keyword of my first exam) and I'd go over all of the topic in my head instead of sleeping. And when I did think I was finally asleep I realised I actually wasn't because I was still consciously thinking. It was weird as hell. The worst night ever.)

    The night before my second exam, I took a sleeping tablet and although it put me to sleep, before it did, it felt like my head, and my room, was swirling around and constantly moving.

    So in conclusion, I had terrible exam nerves. Thankfully, as the exam period went on, I got less and less nervous, at least at night and in falling asleep, because I'd dealt with exams and even got through two exams on the same day without sleep. I figured it couldn't get much worse than that. And it didn't!
    August 28th, 2012 at 02:52am
  • The Rumor

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    I don't get exam nerves. I actually really love exams. Shifty
    August 28th, 2012 at 11:42pm
  • Lil'Biskette

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    Honeslty I don't even know how I survived my exams. I still think I'm dreaming. I don't do much though. I just make sure I have all my notes from every subject and in that subject every unit and in that unit all the notes with all the dates on it. That way when exam review comes I will be well organized.
    I then start studying for my first subject and alternate each day. I make sure that I'm not just memorizing because after the exam I'm going to forget so instead I make sure I understand the concept of everything. There is a concept to everything and as long as you understand it it won't be hard to answer questions.
    Then on the day before the exam I do nothing. Absolutley nothing. I've studied so hard that if I do it the night before I will be panicking. I take a walk, excersize, sleep... lots of sleep.
    Never eat sugary foods even if it is to stay awake. Drink green tea or coffee. No junk foods.
    Trust in yourself... when you believe you can do it no matter how many doubts.
    August 31st, 2012 at 06:41am
  • swell

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    I don't get exam anxiety, I just visualise that moment when the exam is over and that exciting feeling knowing I'll never have to touch that subject again. To deal with exam nerves though, this is what I do:
    - Never eat sugary foods on the day, they may cause you to stay awake but when you're coming off from a high you immediately crash into a low, lower than what you were before you took those sugary foods. The last thing you want to do is completely underperform in the exam.
    - Drink a lot of water.
    - I find that cereal always wakes me up better than having toast/eggs/etc, but it's different for anyone.
    - Don't study on the day. I used to think crash studying helps, but it really doesn't. As long as you've studied the night before, you should be fine.
    - Get at least 9-10 hours of sleep. Personally, 8 hours isn't enough for me.

    I know that exams can be super daunting but don't think of them as a whole, just take it one exam at a time. After the first exam, I usually think 'okay, one exam down, this many to go'. Chat with your friends about non related exam stuff to calm your nerves, make you laugh, just remember to be at ease and once you get in there, just give it all you have.
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:14am
  • Poirot's Moustache

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    October 5th, 2012 at 04:10am
  • Looking_In

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    I failed out of nursing school due to test anxiety. We had our first practical exam, and in order to proceed through the rest of the program you had to pass it. I ended up failing twice, even though I studied quite a bit for it. I know I could've passed it if it weren't for the testing anxiety. It was absolutely horrible.
    That was a pretty rough day. I never expected to fail out of anything. I went to college for two years and was even on the Dean's List once. I was never one to fail a class like that.

    I think the fact that I could fail out is what caused me the anxiety in the first place.

    The way the one teacher there treated me for it really angered me. She treated me like I completely slacked off, and that was the only reason I failed. It didn't seem like the other teachers at the meeting felt that way, however.
    September 20th, 2015 at 08:32am
  • Sofia Iam

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    I have no exams without nerves, I don’t know how to control myself.
    April 25th, 2020 at 02:26pm
  • Sofia Iam

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    I’m always nervous before the exam, because sometimes I don’t have enough time to prepare well
    May 15th, 2020 at 03:07pm
  • Diana 5

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    I only worry when I'm not ready for the exam. It's no secret that now students are either lazy or busy and very often use the services of specialists in writing essays, term papers, I am no exception, I chose for myself custom essay writing. I manage to read the term paper only before the exam itself and do not always remember the information, so of course I'm worried. How else?
    May 17th, 2020 at 03:04pm