ExamStress

One of the big problem student’s face after coming home from the A/L exam is this. 

As soon as finished the exam

"I did the exam well. Exam was not too hard."

After coming home

"I'm confused! I'm not sure whether I did the exam good or bad! I feel like I left some mistakes."

Today one of student who is doing A/L exams this time, contacted me and told me the same problem. This problem is one of the common problem most of the students face while their A/L.

If you are facing the same problem, then this is my advice to you from my 3A experience (in Bio stream).

A lie told often enough becomes the truth

As soon as you come home, you don't remember entirely what you did in the exam paper. You don't remember the whole question or the answer.

Because this A/L exam is so important to you, your mind starts to think about what happened at the exam. Because you don't remember everything about it, you start to think that "I may have wrote the answer wrong!"

That thinking goes on and on and you repeat that in your mind. Because you tell that lie often enough, again and again, you start to think it as a TRUTH. i.e "I may have wrote the answer wrong!" becomes "I wrote the answer wrong!"

A lie told often enough becomes the truth. That is a lie. So don't believe it!

Don’t dig the garbage - Past is past!

The exam is over. What you have to think about is your next exam. When you think about the past, it is like digging a garbage. It won't give anything good but the Bad smell.

"Looser worry about their past, winners use that time to be an expert.

Forget the past! Work hard! Be positive! Miracles happens every day!"

As I told above, mostly you would have done the exam very well. The biggest problem is your mind. So control it.

What if my answers are really wrong? Should I worry?

May be you might not have done the exam well! But believe me, it’s just one exam which you have finished. You have two more.

This is what happens if you WORRY and DON'T WORRY!

If you worry, for sure you will not do the following two exams well. So finally you will lose.

If you DON'T WORRY, you will do the rest of the exam well and you may get a good results in the next two exams and you may get the Faculty or University or whatever you want.

Any Tips to Get a good results?

Don’t correct your answers until your exam finishes. Correcting the answers is like digging a pit a pit and falling in to it. Don’t do it. After exams correct it after you receive trustworthy answers.

Believe yourself – That is what you need!

Believing your self is the most important thing now. Believe yourself that you can do it for sure. Never even think a little bit to give up. Study well as much as you can. Surely you can make it. Just believe yourself.

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My best Wishes. :)

 

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Fathima Nifka's Avatar
Fathima Nifka replied the topic: #22455 2 months 4 days ago
Okay Sir!! I will do!
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Dr. Afdhaal replied the topic: #22454 2 months 4 days ago
If you are overthinking, think it on a paper. Write a summary on a paper. Make a mindmap or goal map sort of thing. Or talk with someone who will understand your issue.
That will really solve your problem.
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Fathima Nifka replied the topic: #22452 2 months 4 days ago
Hii Doctor,

Alhamdulillah I'm fine. And how are you and Zumra Mam?

Yah Sir you correct overthinking is not good but I can't... But after I read your reply I feel great and little enegy! Now I'm confident of I can stop that. Thank you Doctor! It is really motivate me. I will do what you say and I will try my best level... Hope I will do... Thank you so much for this...

Thank You!!!
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Dr. Afdhaal replied the topic: #22451 2 months 4 days ago
Hello Nifka,

How are you? Hope you are doing great.
First stop over thinking. It doesn't work. Overthinking reduce your performance and reduce your mental energy.
You can only improve yourself a little bit everyday. Daily little bit improvement will become a massive improvement over time.

1. Couldn't get up early. How to get up everyday without any distractions?
Have a routine. Sleep at a specific time. Get up at a specific time. Identify what's distracting you. What is really distracting you?

2. Can't concentrate in studies also. I waste too much times to thinking about exam!
I have already given the answer. Have a plan on a paper. Once you plan it, don't think about what happened yesterday or what's going to happen tomorrow. Use your present maximum.

3. how can i study these all chapters , how to realize these?
You can't study everything and understand everything. Talk with someone who did good at A/L and get advice from them.

Hope these information helps you.
If you have any other question, please let me know.

Thank you.
Regards
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Fathima Nifka replied the topic: #22449 2 months 6 days ago
Sir, I couldn't get up early now a days. Sir plz tell the tips how to get up everyday without any distractions...
And I couldn't concentrate in studies also... I waste too much times to thinking about exam, how can i study these all chapters , how to realize these and etc... I can't control to stop overthinking. Plz tell about the solution that How can I stop these and how can I study...