24 Jun 2019

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Exams, Exams Every Where

The exam week has commenced, the number of students squatting and huddling in the corridors with photocopies, reading their summaries in the canteens has suddenly jumped up like inflation.

Every one of us is busy in trying to grasp the last bit of information that would help wade through this difficult week of exams. Don’t worry it’s just a few days and would be gone like the wind.

A good review of important notes and chewing of important summaries at the last moment is very helpful for most of us even for those not so serious in their studies and think that passing the exam would be easy. This group of students also tries to play with luck by indulging in a last-minute review of notes and hence suffer from what experts say is “exams anxiety”.

It seems a few group of students have mastered the art of passing exams without getting seriously involved in their studies – without suffering from any pre or post exam anxieties. These groups can be seen joking and enjoying their food in the canteen. What a wonderful sight to see happy people around when majority are just looking so serious, quiet and engrossed in books.

Studying in the last few days it seems does help some times but badly damages your chances to excel or get a good scholarship. Time management according to our expert  is the key to achieving good marks and escaping the effect of negative anxiety. And if you have managed your time properly and stayed focused on your studies and yet have strange feelings days before the exams, then please don’t worry too much. It’s just positive anxiety and very normal.   This positive anxiety spurs you to study more and move away from what is not important, say like going to a fashion show or on a picnic with friends when the exams are about to stare you in the face.

Good luck with your papers and please don’t forget to share your experiences and do write a few lines for the Bahria University Tribune. Yes, it’s your newspaper and we all would love to know how you coped with your studies and exams.

Your Editor

Shahzad Badar

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