Beat exam stress

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Oh my gosh! Mid-year exams are almost here! I guess time really does fly, doesn’t it? Now that it’s time to test our knowledge, things can seem a bit overwhelming. Hopefully, with these tips and tricks, you will feel on top of your studies in no time.

Lists and schedules
My sister swears by this. She says that if you want to get something done, you need a daily timetable. For example, on Monday, you can focus on Maths, Science on Tuesday and so on.

You know what goes really well with timetables? Timelines! This is when you set a task and the time in which it must be completed. It will help you focus. Another neat thing about timelines: they make very big tasks seem easier to do!

Get your ZZZs
You’re probably thinking “yeah right!” Backup sister! You still need your sleep. Getting 7 to 8 hours of it will help your brain to relax, making you concentrate better when you study.

Silence is golden
Especially when you need to be super focused. So try to find a quiet area to study, like the library.

Chill out!
This is my favourite tip. For every hour or 90 minutes that you’re studying, take a 10-minute break. This can be going for a quick walk, having a relaxing cup of tea or just checking up on social media — but only for 10 minutes!

Put your phone away
Facebook, the internet, WhatsApp...they’re a great way to discover things and connect with people. But when you are studying? D for distraction. You know the deal, you tell yourself that you’ll only chat for 5 minutes and next you know, it's sleeping time and you haven’t finished your revisions.

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Yes. This is the best way to go

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

That is better way. It will help us alot

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Perfect way 👌

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Perfect way 👌

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Yeah its great

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It's a good way to have a timetable of a week

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I get distracted a lot because of my cellphone,i should really try putting it away next time

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Aggg...sometimes I feel weird when I try to practice or read it's like spiders crawling down my spine.I feel uncomfortable.But I manage to get good grades but not outstanding ones that my family expects frm me.

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

I've tried all of these but I lack motivation. I know that I have to practice and everything but I don't get the results I want. I need something to push me

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The best motivation is writing down a short term plan and a long term plan. Set out career goals for yourself and see what the requirements are for you to become that thing, a doctor, an entrepreneur, a pilot. Whatever your goal is, it will require you to be committed. So push hard at school so that you have better opportunities to become whatever you want when you're grown up, that should be motivation enough. Good luck and keep pushing!

My most lacking performance subject its maths how can i get through this help olz😢😢

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Hello Lee 💛 Maths is one subject that you cannot just get in one day. I know your teacher has told you that 'in order to pass Math, you have to practice everyday.' Truth is it actually works. Buy yourself a Math study guide & atleast do a few sums or whatever you were doing on that day at school. Read the theory in the study guide. Maybe another kind of explaination can help. This has worked for me. Another thing, don't give up & be optimistic! 💛💛💛💛💛

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Thank you for this great tip.

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March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

well I kinda like these tips but my question is what will happen if you live in small house with many siblings and it noisy ..you want to study special at night

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Hey Springster. I would suggest a study group or studying at the library or in a classroom after school to avoid the distractions.

but wat if u want to study at night gabi

If you would prefer studying at night and there is noise then I'd recommend you have the discussion with your family that they try and be quieter and considerate of the fact that you're studying for a couple of hours. If that doesn't work then maybe studying during the day would be better suited for you.

am having 4test to write on Saturday am doing part time study at college am write 4subject on Saturday and I have assignment to do but am done ma assignment now I feel lazy to read help me pls I don't know what to do pls

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hey Springster. I think this article will help you. http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-future/head-class/ Good luck with the exams.

sometimes I just find it hard to study the subjects I need to pass in order to reach my goal which is physical science and pure maths ...and it really makes me sad when I study hard and when I see my report I get a code 2 or 3 ...in all that my question is ,what do I need to do in order to boost up my marks ?

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hey Springster. I would recommend you get a tutor. They can show you study techniques and assist you in understanding those subjects better. Physical science and mathematics is more about practice rather than retaining information. Good luck and tell us how it goes.

I still find it difficult to actually following my timetable

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hi Springster. Consistency is key. If you stick to the timetable you're bound to see results of your hard work.

The moment I take my books and try to study I just end up daydreaming, it's just so difficult and I'm currently doing Matric ..already started with trial exams

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Yoh exams are hard cause they are stressing me

Hey Springster. Here's an article that will help you balance school and life. http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-life/beat-the-stress/

Hi guys my family says i am confusing my self, I used to wake up at 4:00 and study untill 06:00 It turns out that it does not work for me Then i decided that ill sleep at 18:00 in the evenin g and wake up at 21:00 and study till 00:00 Am i really confusing myself????

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Hi Springster. If you follow these steps you should feel less confused. http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-life/beat-exam-stress/ good luck with the exams.

Thank you so much for the advice...i used to stress about the exams but now i dont have to stress anymore😊😃

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Hi Springster. We're glad we could assist you. Good luck with your exams going forward!

Guys I can't read idk why....n I have started my exams....pls Advice mii

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Hi Springster. I would recommend you get a friend from your class to study with and tutor you. Having a study buddy can help you stay on track when you're feeling distracted and can assist you understand topics that you're having difficulty with. Good luck with your exams.

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March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

wooow thank you am one of the people who read when am only writing tomorrow so I will use this tips

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Hi Springster. Glad that we could help and inspire you!

I always try to study for my exams and tests but whenever I study I just feel sleepy....why does this happen?

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hi Springster. You're not alone. Many students experience this because they don't create the right environment for hours of concentration. Here are a few tips to make it easier for you to stay alert. Keep lights in your room switched on. Do not lie in bed and study. Do not have a heavy meal before you study. Avoid studying subjects or topics that are difficult at night. Study the more difficult or information heavy subjects in the morning. Drink lots of water. Move around in your room while you study. Take a nap in the afternoon to keep alert for studies late night. Take a heavy music break to an upbeat song to get the adrenalin pumping. Study loudly because listening to your own voice while you move around your room does work. Go to bed earlier and wake up earlier. Switch off your phone and avoid distractions. Eat frequently. Take a ten minute break for every 30 minutes of study. And get some sunlight!

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Hi Springster. Perhaps you need to change the method of study and consider speaking to a teacher about getting a tutor to help you get your grades up and understanding the subjects you're struggling with better.

I always read and take breaks in between but after that i just forget everything and its worse in the exam room i sweat só much please help how can i relaxar ?

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi Machel. You're not alone. Many students experience this because they don't create the right environment for hours of concentration. Here are a few tips to make it easier for you to stay alert. Keep lights in your room switched on. Do not lie in bed and study. Do not have a heavy meal before you study. Avoid studying subjects or topics that are difficult at night. Study the more difficult or information heavy subjects in the morning. Drink lots of water. Move around in your room while you study. Take a nap in the afternoon to keep alert for studies late night. Take a heavy music break to an upbeat song to get the adrenalin pumping. Study loudly because listening to your own voice while you move around your room does work. Go to bed earlier and wake up earlier. Switch off your phone and avoid distractions. Eat frequently. Take a ten minute break for every 30 minutes of study. And get some sunlight!

springest always during my exams most of the time I am losing my weight

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi mathebula. Thanks for your question. Stress can cause us to forget to eat meals and to look after ourselves. That might be the reason you lose weight during exam time. Maybe taking vitamins when you're stressed to boost you appetite will assist with that problem. Or even using stress relief techniques like preparing for exams better, sleeping and waking up earlier and exercise.

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Hi Moureen. Welcome to Sprringster.

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Am addicted to Whatsapp so i cant sturdy am always on my phone...pls help😨

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Hi Itumelengbaitumetse. Discipline is very important. If you want to study and do well during exam time then you have to make the decision to put your phone away and take studying seriously. Just turn it off and after every 90 minutes of studying you can take a 30 minute break and check your phone then.

Sometimes it isn't easy as it seems.I Live in A Noisy environment...and I'm not able to study..what should i do? Please help?

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi Pinalicious. Visit the library and study there or a student centre in your area where it will be quieter and easier to study. You can also have a study group with friends where you meet and study together.

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Its not easy 2 focus in the presence of a phone

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

I don't know what to do... I just get several headaches when I'm writing exams any ideas😓😓

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u not giving ur brain enough rest an u thinking alot

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Thanx

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Procrastination is not good at all!

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How to prepare myself for an up coming test

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Hi Springster. There are lots of different ways to prepare for a test. Paying attention in class is one of them - half the battle is won if you listen when the teacher speaks. Have a study timetable (that you stick to). Don't start studying the night before the test. Prepare your notes in advance. You can even join or start a study group with your friends. Good luck!

hey...springster its what i need to do on my following exams thanks for the adivce it will really help me alot

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hi guys I struggle a lot in Afrikaans what should I do?

Hello guys i'm 18years and i'm doing matric I have a problem of not following my Timetable and i sometimes read when i feel like reading.What must i do?

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You should study the you like to study first and the subjects you don't like if I finish studying then reward ur self with chocolate wants u are done studying or what u want to be rewarded

You should study the subjects you like to study first and the subjects you don't like say to ur self if I finish studying then reward ur self with chocolate wants u are done studying or what u want to be rewarded

Hi guys I'm 17 years And I'm doing matric.I sometimes get lazy to revise and say to myself "I'll study tomorrow" when tomorrow comes I do the same thing and I want best marks what do I do?

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Hey Gauteng, we think you have to figure out what is causing you to feel distracted. Get rid of those distractions when you find out what they are and set up timetable you will commit to once you do that. Copy and paste the link below to read it. We think it will help you. http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-life/finish-what-you-start-better-and-faster-way/

hy guys i'm 17 years and i have are problem at school i'm reapeting grade 10 3th soh what can i do😑😑pls guys help me😑

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You study everyday when I say everyday I am trying to mean even at night myb u can start at 21:00 and Sleep at 00:00 and also try to get different books ...I know this situation I also repeated grade 10 3th like u BT I try my best to focus on my books now am doing grade12

You study everyday when I say everyday I am trying to mean even at night myb u can start at 21:00 and Sleep at 00:00 and also try to get different books ...I know this situation I also repeated grade 10 3th like u BT I try my best to focus on my books now am doing grade12

Hey Springster, finishing school takes time and dedication. It means you have to make your studies a priority and ask your teachers and your peers for help if you are struggling. Speak to your school counsellor as well because the issues that are setting you back may include stress and anxiety. You have to show the people that are around you that school is a priority so that they can help you. We also have an article here that we think will help you. You can copy and paste the link below. Good luck! http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-future/slay-school/

I have to try that and I'm gnna do it

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Hey springster am in Grade 13 and about to start with my exams ,i dont get a chance to study at home its always noisy nor to get time to visit the library ,what should i do?

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In grade 12 i meant

Hello Nunay How about you set up a timetable in which you can use at school.If there are periods whereby you are free then you can use them to study.Another thing you can do is to have a 30 minutes break if you get a 1 hour break at school.The rest of the 30 mins you can use it to practice maths,accounting or any subject you find difficult.You can also sleep early so that you wake up in the middle of the night whereby it might be less noisy.Come back and comment again and tell us if this worked for you.Good luck for your exam Springster.We believe in you.

Lee I believe that there are many ways that you can also study .You can go to school every day when it is after school the school will be very quiet I will advise you to start studying remember you are studying to understand on a weekend join other grade 12from other schools so that you can boost yourself or your knowledge very thing will be hard when time comes or when time pass by you will also enjoy studying alone don't study for a long time because if you do soo you are going to sleep on top of your books . As a springster (Girl Effect)I'm proud of every one .Make sure you first for your need. Good luck enjoy your studies

had anyone written their math paper or given scope grade 10's? but am not saying that I won't accept help randomly I will ,it is in my plans to pass if there's please can you help me by practising with me cause am in need for real

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Can i see your project ,if you have given your teacher

I'm in grade 10 to

That iz sound like a good idea to get your good marks

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How do you deal with a situation where you have seen the memo after writing an exam and you have seen your mistakes and you still have other exams to writems but you're now too depressed?

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That sounds like a good idea but at the same time it doesnt because the teachers just tell you to study your whole book they dont give scopes out then only 2 or 3 of the whole years comes in the exam dahm.....what do we do den

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Hello youngamerican It is always better to make notes of your own of every chapter you have been taught.In this case you are able to understand it better and know it well enough.Try it out and see if it will help you to remember most things.Come back and let us know.We hope this helps Springster.

you need help with your exams

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Hey everyone I struggle sometimes to set a timetable for my self for the exams So any ideas on how long i can study for that specific subject and how I can make a study timetable for my self

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Hey sisters, can anyone please give me advice on how to plan my timetable and actually stick to it

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You can plan Your time table like on Monday study maths . on Tuesday geography Ect.....

you can plan your study time table according to your school time table its will help you revise what you did at school

Yuo cuald make a time table at home and ask your friend ti ask you some of quetion or try to study and read and practise you will pass

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I totally know what you are going through me too after I wrote my exam

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