The key to doing well in examinations is to be well prepared and to not let your stress and anxiety affect your performance and mental peace. We bring you some tips to beat exam stress.
Make a decision that you will not fail, you will surely pass is the first step to overcoming your fear. Choose success, this will make you do all your best to prepare for E-exam or POP examination. It will help you when you are tired of trying. This mindset is the key to overcoming fear.
You cannot limit your fear when you enter the examination hall empty-brained. Study enough, cover major course units, and check the previous examinations to know the pattern, solve past questions and do all you can until you are satisfied. You will realise that courage will start to build up inside you even before examination. By preparing enough, you will not fear the upcoming E-exam or POP examination anymore and your hope of blasting it will increase.
Pray to God for divine understanding and a retentive memory, believe in him, Endeavour to have faith and hope for the best. Remember that heaven helps those who help themselves. Therefore, do not pray without reading and do not read without praying.
YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE
No man is born to be successful neither is one born to fail, we are all what we make ourselves”. If you have adequately prepared for E-exam or POP examination, there is no reason for you to fear.
NEGLECT WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Don’t believe the negative things NOUN students say. Some NOUN students will tell you, ” E-exam and POP examination is very hard”, “People have failed and people will still fail”. Don’t listen to this courage-killer statements. They are fallacies!. When people tell you this, just remember that “Even though people failed it, some passed it”, so you will pass it because you are not a failure.
There is need to overcome E-exam or POP examination fears because:-
• It enhances better performance
• It reduces rate of mistakes during examination
• It helps to build maximum brain focus on examination and enhance efficient thinking.
Written by DavidMarshall (L.C.S.M) Lecturer in criminology and security management.