Do exams drive you crazy? Do you go blank in English exams?
This is more common than you think. It is really hard to show your true English level in an exam situation because of stress. Stress is our enemy, it makes us doubt, worry and even affects our health.
The good news is there are several things you can do to deal with exam stress!
Prepare for the exam
It probably goes without saying but preparation is the key to exam success. If you go to the exam knowing what is required of you, it will be far easier than if you don’t. Stress is basically caused by the minds inability to face the expectations placed on it. Meaning, a candidate’s inability to see how to pass the exam. A great way to prepare is to do mini mock exams and this way, you will visualize how to overcome the real test. This is what it is so important to understand the requirements of English exams so that you can prepare well.
Work with a partner
It is said that “Two heads are better than one”. When you work with another person you feel more committed and motivated. You can share ideas and push each other to succeed. find out more about language partners HERE
Exercise gives you energy and oxygenates the brain. When we exercise, we release endorphins relieving stress and we feel more able face stressful situations.
Sleep is not only healthy, but also necessary for learning. We should sleep 8 hours per night and also work with the STUDY-SLEEP-STUDY method to consolidate the memory.
Our diet has a greater impact on our mental health than you might imagine. If we eat regular meals and a balanced diet, we feel less stressed as the body is more balanced.
So when you are going to do your next English exam, don’t worry because worrying is about as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. Just follow these simple steps and exams will be much easier.