EXAMSSS!!!!!Yes the one word that we are all afraid of and I wont be exaggerating if I say that exams are a nightmare!! As the Exams come near we all start suffering from Pre Exams Syndrome that is diarrhea, nausea, acne, hair fall, headaches etc.One night before the actual test, we often lay awake in bed for hours, worrying about all possible occurrences during the test, including the possibility that we would blackout during the test or leaving a blank piece of paper behind. Our mental pressure start increasing the minute we step in the examination hall.
I know Pharmacy finals are coming, the atmosphere is getting tensed day by day and soon most of you would be sitting on an old strange dusty chairs , in a cold hall, with paper infront of you and you will be scanning the whole paper and saying ” Oh God!! we are big time screwed”. You will hear your friend breaking the silence of the hall by screaming out “I NEED AN EXTRA ANSWER SHEET !!!” , hearing your friends voice at that time is always neither comforting nor helping because it makes you wonder “WHAT IS SHE/HE WRITING ITS JUST BEEN AN HOUR HOW COME SHE/HE NEED IT THAT SOON ” And CONGRATULATIONS you just wasted 10 important minutes of your life by going in deep thought about what might your friend be writing.
Exams as much as the word is terrifying ,are not that bad. Art William said “I’m not telling you it is going to be easy — I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it” .Change your attitude towards exams, they are just exciting challenges nothing else. Fear of failure and exams tensions are not gonna take you anywhere trust me, because in the end the most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret!! Regret that we didn’t worked that hard, we wasted our time watching television , chatting with friends on social networks.
The most important thing is to be prepared for your upcoming exams and invest enough time to study for it. If you have studied enough then there is no need to be fearful or rather to get panic about exams. Its never too late to start your preparation “The best way to finish an unpleasant task is to get started.” but leaving it for just before the exam night, is simply foolish. No pain no gain is the rule fellows. Time management and getting your self organized is the key!! Here is what you can do to prepare yourself for the exams.
You only have 24 hours a day and it should be used in the most efficient way. EVALUATE the amount of time you can invest for your studies. Divide your syllabus on the number of days before exams, give at least 2 hours to each subject, students often make this mistake that they start with preparing for one subject only and by the time they are done with it, exam are just a week away if they are lucky and if not, then well you can imagine…..
Make key points they are always helpful in the last minute preparation and also for viva. PRACTICE MAKES A MAN PERFECT .Practice as much as you can specially of those difficult structures and there synthesis they are always confusing. Don’t be depressed to see your mistakes,correct them and learn from them. Don’t quit, you are never a looser till you quit trying. Keep trying and by the time its your big test day you would have nailed it.
GET HOLD OF PAST PAPERS . A lot of student find it difficult to understand the type of questions that can come from a topic, so looking at the past papers always help to understand the relationship between the question and course topics.Don’t assume that those past paper questions can appear on your paper again.
Always wear a wrist watch during your exams, TIME MANAGEMENT is important.Be aware of what you can realistically do in the allotted time. If you have 30 minutes per question, you should give around 5 minutes to compose your self, make a rough sketch in your head of your answer and then 25 minutes writing time.
As soon as one exam is over, move swiftly to focusing on the next one. DWELLING on an exam that you have completed wastes energy and time, and will drive you crazy. Remember, be positive, stay calm, and mobilise your energies to do the best job possible on the day.
Recipe for success
” Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.”
William A. Ward