Leisure Studies Aim Higher - Oldham Sixth Form College

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Leisure Studies Aim Higher
Dealing with exam anxiety is something we all have to
face, anyone going into an exam not feeling the least bit
nervous is probably not taking the situation seriously.
Before the Exam !
Be prepared! Learn your material thoroughly, approach
the exam with confidence: View the exam as an
opportunity to show how much you've studied and to
receive a reward for the studying you've done.
Don't go to the exam on an empty stomach. Fresh fruits
and vegetables are often recommended to reduce
stress. Stressful foods can include processed foods,
artificial sweeteners, carbonated soft drinks, chocolate,
Allow yourself plenty of time and get there a little early.
Relax just before the exam.
During the Exam :
Stay relaxed and confident, remind yourself that you
are well-prepared and are going to do well. Don't let
yourself become anxious; if you feel anxious before or
during an exam, take several slow, deep breaths to
relax. Don't talk to other students before an exam;
anxiety is contagious
Preview the exam, spend a short period of your exam
time reading through the paper carefully, marking key
terms and deciding how to budget your time. Plan to do
the easy questions first and the most difficult questions
last. As you read the questions, jot down brief notes
indicating ideas you can use later in your answers.
When taking essay exams, think before you write.
Create a brief outline for your essay by jotting down a
few words to indicate ideas you want to discuss. Then
number the items in your list to indicate the order in
which you will discuss them. Make sure you do this
rough work on the answer paper, as it may generate
marks for you, if you do not complete your written
When taking an essay exam, get right to the point.
State your main point in the first sentence. Use your first
paragraph to provide an overview of your essay. Use the
rest of your essay to discuss these points in more detail.
Back up your points with specific information, examples,
or quotations from your readings and notes. Do not
waste time restating the exam question.
Reserve 10% of your exam time for review. Review your
exam; resist the urge to leave as soon as you have
completed all the questions. Make sure you have
answered all the questions. Proofread your writing for
spelling, grammar, and punctuation.