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by Niamh Leonard
Topic: Exam Stress
Tags: exam, De-stress
Views: 136
As we come to the end of the semester and closer to the exams we can all feel a little stressed. To help avoid unnecessary stress some of the mentors have given tips that help them when it comes to dealing with the pressure of exams.I don't think you can overestimate the power of exercise to relieve some stress and I don't think there's a better time to go to the gym, or a class at the gym, than exam time. It might seem like taking a chunk of time out of your study, but you'll go back to your books feeling so refreshed and able to learn!Change the subjects you are studying regularly, you are less likely to get stuck on a concept if you come back to it regularly with fresh eyes.Go to the Wellness and Relaxation Center in The Hub Cafe beside the Bailey Allen Hall, they know what they are at and will be a great at helping you de-stress.Spending time with friends is a great way to destress, particularly if you can have a laugh together. Laughing dampens down... read more
by eoinclancy1
Topic: Exam Stress
Views: 29
Exams are only a few weeks and as is usual we all start to stress a little, even those of use who have been through the exam system before.Some of the other blogs give great advice as to how to best prepare for studying like eating right, getting plenty of zzzz's and studying in groups.However, some of the best advice I got off my mentor last year was to do with preparation. As the man himself, Roy Keane said, "Fail to prepare, prepare to fail". What he meant by this was the importance of having your work done and feeling confident of yourself walking into the exam hall. That means ensuring you have revised all the course work and have done the sample papers so you have an idea of what to expect come "game-time". Great help can also be found in the exam module in Skills4Study available in blackboard.A great video of what to expect in the exam hall and what you can and cannot bring in with you can be found at http://www.nuigalway.ie/exams/... read more