Exams, our lives’ most common and obvious nightmare. No matter who we are, whatever we do, each and every one of us has gone through similar psychological tides at one point or the other when it comes to preparing for the exams. Here we list 10 of the most obvious things that always seem to happen to each one of us before facing an inevitable upcoming exam.
You Become An Einstein
As the date of the exam comes near and near, your learning capability becomes inversely proportional to the time remaining! You start to understand the lessons faster, which appeared Hebrew to you some months back while your usual semester classes, and finish up even the new chapters in hours; quicker than you ever imagined.
Creating Time Table
You become a master of time management. Create a revision time table the accounts for each and every minute of your remaining days. The implementation of which often is scheduled to be from the following day, a day that often never comes and you end up wasting that day gearing up for the next big day and start with a bit modest schedule from the next day that mostly doesn’t enable you to cover the entire syllabus.
Choosy In Chapter Picking
The direct result for the above point is you end up covering only the known chapters, leaving the untouched chapter to themselves; often that constitutes the bulk of the syllabus!
Hard To Know If Revising Or Simply Staring
It is hard to identify, even by yourself, that whether you are actually studying or just staring at the figures in the books in order recollect your lessons. But what actually turns out is that the revision becomes useless to a lot extent as you are not actually remembering your “forgotten” lessons and points as you are not “reading” rather brushing up the facts that you already know that you could have been able t deliver anyways have any question been given in the exam from those section(s).
Promising To Yourself to Start Revising Earlier Before The Next Exams
Instead of managing your time carefully to prioritize the huge task in hand and make the best of the remaining time, you start repenting about the times you wasted and start promising to yourself about making sure not to waste time next time around and start revising for the exams at the earliest. But you end up following the same old schedule of time wasting and promising, for all the subsequent years.
Day Dreaming About Flourish and Fanfare after the Final Day of Exam
Way before you walk into the exam hall for even your first exam, you start day dreaming about the fun and party you’ll do after the exam is over. Besides, wasting loads of time that you should be otherwise investing in your preparations for the build up to the exam, you end up filling your heart with disappointments regarding your current tied up condition, much greater than was already there.
Neglecting Physical Health
Being engrossed in intensive studying, you end up skipping your meals and forget to take bath, often for days. Apart from all these, it’s the sleep that gets the most sacrificed. Often, you don’t even remember when you last slept more than 3 hrs. at stretch!
Calling Up Friends
You start calling up friends to know about their preparation proceedings. If they are in same range as you, then congratulations! You got a herd in your favor to justify to yourself of the misery and under-preparation for the upcoming exam. But if they more prepared than you, then say hi to the frenetic side of yours!
Going Through Emotional Turmoil
Instead of keeping your body relaxed and mind calmed down, you go through an emotional turmoil. At one point we feel confident of our preparation and feel like we will deal with exam like a conqueror, and the very next moment, when we talk to friend and find out that you don’t know the answer of a question relating to a topic, no matter how petty it may be, you start panicking with fear of getting failed!
Wasting More Time for Rejuvenation and Panicking Afterwards
After studying for an hour or so, you start feeling like completely saturated and decide to take a break. Sounds fair enough! But what follows is you start taking your rejuvenation time far more than you planned and often in fact more than your actual span of study even! Just when you realize this you start panicking for wasting precious time and end up wasting even more time in the recovery or calming down process.
How well you perform in the exam and get subsequent results for it, not always depend on how you actually performed in the exam hall but rather on how well you have dealt with the situations detailed above.