Any student will have to face a number of examinations in his/her student life in the present competitive world. The term ‘exam’ itself comes with a lot of frustration, fear, anxiety and wide range of other unexplainable feelings in the lives of young children. Even for students, who always top the class, there will be certain level of anxiety, just to retain their position as toppers. During examinations, these fear and anxiety can show up as panic attack in some children. Even though, these students might have prepared well, they think the question paper to be completely alien at the time of examination. They will feel the most familiar questions to be ‘out-of-syllabus’ questions. So, if you are a school or college student facing such a situation, here are some tips to deal with this type of issue:
Breathe: In some circumstances, the anxiety-attack can be something extreme. You might feel the entire question paper to be set up in an unknown language. You might feel as if your mind is blank and everything you studied seems to have forgotten. When this happens, just close your eyes and take a deep breath. Let the breath be longer and slow as this can relax the entire functions of your body. This is stated as a great stress-relieving exercise. You will slowly get relieved of your fear.
Calm yourself: Do not think about the answers you will have to give to your parents and teachers for not scoring well, when you are sitting at the examination. Just relax yourself and think the examination as the homework you have to complete from what you have learned from the class. Everyone, even your parents and teachers have faced such situations in life. So, relax yourself and you will find the question paper to be highly easier. First, give answers to the questions that you find, can be managed effectively and then proceed to the tough ones, once you gain confidence.
Count backwards: You know that time is running out and nothing seems to get back to your mind. When you think this, it will add to your already tensed mind. But, you should never build up your tension as it will force you waste more time. Just count backward from 10 to 1. This exercise will slow down the brainwave frequency and will clear your tension.
Recollect: Once you have brought down the level of tension, just search for keywords in the questions that can trigger the answers. Try to recollect the situation in which you studied the topic and drift into the moment. When you do this, your mind will automatically pick the details and present them to you. You will be excited to find that just by giving the outer details about the incident, your mind can track down the data that is stored in the memory cell.
Without bothering about the mechanism of the mind, just ask what you need and to your surprise you will get it. It is all stored in your mind and it can never go anyway!