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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Oh! It is March- the exam month

And yes, it is March-the exam month..!!!

Parents and children are equally worried.

It is the time of the year when the parks and streets remain desolate in the evenings, when coaching centres are working overtime, when stationary shops are making big business, when you spot all the school-going children grim and quite.

Yes, it is the examination time in the schools. This is the time of the year when even the naughtiest kid who is always found playing in the neighborhood can be seen with a book in hand or a bag on shoulder, heading towards the tuition for extra-classes.

Examination time is a very stressful time of the year not just for the children but also for the parents who are required to motivate their children to give their best while making sure they are not over-burdening them with unrealistic expectations. Children are stressed to the bones as final examinations are decisive and the entire year’s hard work and effort can go wasted as a consequence of even the slightest loophole.

Exam time can be incredibly stressful even at the best of times, especially when you are away from home. Here are a few tips for dealing with exam stress while at university.

* Start revising early, the earlier you start the more time you will have to learn harder things, and you will be less inclined to panic.

* Plan well in advance, dedicate about 2 days to each module at a time, otherwise you’ll find it hard to get into the swing of things.

* Look up your exam timetable as soon as it becomes available. Don’t spend too long revising exams which have large gaps between them. If you exams are well spaced learn each module well and only that module at a time, so you don’t have to remember unnecessary material.

* If you feel you are not remembering anything, chances are you probably aren't.  Find another method to revise, or stop revising until you can concentrate properly again – revising for the sake of revision is a waste of time.

* Get a good night sleep, and never revise beyond your standard bedtime.
* Always eat well and have good wholesome meals.
* At the end of every week have some chill out time with your friends; get outside and do something fun.

* Energy drinks don’t really help much, they make you hyper active and easily distracted. I’d recommend just getting up early, and drinking some squash or water.

* Breakfast and lunch are important parts of the day still, ensure you have both, and take a good hour break for lunch. A big lunch will help you through the afternoon.

* Get into a routine the night before an exam, and go to bed at your normal time! Trying to go to bed earlier will end up in you sitting up in bed worrying! Try not to look at any material before the exam the next morning, but if you forget something have a quick look just in case it comes up!

* Keep your revision area clean and tidy, and ensure that your house or wherever you work is a nice warm working temperature, if it is too cold you are not likely to want to even get out of bed especially not to revise!

* Finally relieve your stress by relaxing after you have finished revision for the day, doing something you enjoy doing, like watch television or playing computer games.

So, Just keep all these points in mind and get ready to beat the exams in front of you. Parents and Children equally out there, just chill and wait for the exams happily and face it with courage rather than ending up in stress and pressure.