Right way to write exams without stress
THESE AND many more useful tips were given to the students of the Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) on Thursday morning in a open session on ?examination stress management?.india Updated: Mar 03, 2006 00:26 IST
—Exams are not just about ending stress, for a ‘little bit’ of stress actually helps perform better. It’s about managing it.
—Keep a watch on the time.
—Don’t just vomit out what’s written in the textbook, original answers give a better impression.
THESE AND many more useful tips were given to the students of the Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) on Thursday morning in a open session on ‘examination stress management’.
Keeping in view the pressure upon students during exam days, experts under the banner of HOPE Initiative, organised the session to give students tips for handling examination stress.
“Anxiety over performance in exams, results and reactions of parents and friends… all weigh upon students to create exam stress. With college and potential careers to be decided, students often find utmost pressure during exam time. Hence, stress management is very important for these students,” said one of the speakers, Dr Gourdas Chaudhri.
The session began with Principal SB Wadhwa’s pictorial presentation, from the teachers’ point of view, about dealing with stress during exams.
“A little bit of stress is necessary to perform well. Keep a watch on time while answering the paper. Revision and planning is a must. Polish the answersheet as giving a neat and clear answersheet can fetch you more marks. Be original while answering and don’t just vomit out what’s written in the textbook,” Wadhwa told the students.
Next were tips from Prof G. Choudhuri, the secretary of HOPE Initiative and head of Gastroenterology Department at SGPGI. He conducted an interactive session on practical techniques and tips to deal with exam stress. His presentation dealt with confidence-building, nutrition, planning and proper sleep during exam days.
Proper sleep and a balanced diet is necessary for everyone, whether one is working at office or taking exams. At least 8-9 hours’ sleep is a must before an exam to avoid ‘mental block’. One should also avoid getting stuck with one question as this wastes time which could otherwise be utilised in solving other questions, Dr Choudhuri said.
The students were given practical tips to deal with stress and anxiousness to cope with exam panic. Needless to add, the children went away with beaming faces, after the session.