you are someone who freezes or has a mental blank during an exam or is
overly anxious you may find that the heightened anxiety is
reducing your ability to recall.
that being as prepared as possible and not leaving your study until the
last minute can make a big difference in reducing anxiety. Start your
study early and make a plan so
that you have time to study what you need to without stress. It is also
important to note that the more practice tests you do, the more familiar
you are with the test so it will be less intimidating and you will be
used to working under time limits.
you are in the exam if you feel anxious, a good strategy is to close
your eyes for a moment and take some long, deep breaths.
When you open your eyes do some of the questions you find easy or feel
confident about. Meanwhile your subconscious will have a chance to
recall the things you are struggling to remember. Another trick is try
moving your eyes to different directions, ie looking
up and to the left etc. This can also sometimes prompt recall.
At QACI, Students could also seek help from their Connect Coach, Year Level Coordinator or Guidance Officers for techniques on how to manage
stress. Students can also visit the MANAGING STRESS unit for
Students can access the Study Skills online via QACI Virtual Library on Blackboard.