Most people feel anxious before an exam, but it's important not to let anxiety have a negative effect on your performance. This includes avoiding stress during your exam preparation as well as on the day.
While some stress can help you to stay motivated, too much can be unhelpful. We hope some of these tips and resources will help de-stress you during the exam period.
If you feel that your stress is unmanageable, or if you feel anxious all or most of the time, seek support.
There are lots of tips out there to help you prepare for exams and manage exam stress.
Here’s some of ours:
We know what we should be doing; but often we just don't want to do it, so we put if off. Whether it’s getting your assignment done or revising for exams. Here’s some tips for students to stop procrastinating. Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts and focus on one part at the time.
Exams can seem really scary but if you prepare and manage your time efficiently there should be nothing to stop you succeeding.
Be positive and remember the library is here to help. If we can't help, we will try to direct you to someone who can!