UAL747
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Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:01 am

Exams are ready to take, anyone experiencing exam exhaustion/anxiety? I'm so exhausted and anxious about exams. I have already taken one, but I have 4 more. I'm totally worn out already. I just had my sleeping medication, and I'm getting up early tomorrow to study. But, I'm scared about upcoming exams. I know I will do well, but the anxiety is getting to me. Anyone else in my position?


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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:23 am

No, I haven't had to take an exam in 10 years (since High School!)

However, when I was taking exams in school, I used to love them. It's fun to have to answer questions.

As such, I am not the best person to be asking, but hey, someone had to respond!

Try to take it easy - and always remember to take an hour or two out from your day to just do what you want to do. It'll help you de-stress.

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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:46 am

Exam Exhaustion - Big time. The finals are just about over for me. I have my last one tomorrow. I'll be thrilled this weekend when I can finally get a good night's sleep.

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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:59 am

I had 3 so far this week...just one more tomorrow night and I'll be home free. I think my freshman year of college I had some anxiety since I didn't really know what to expect or the best way to study. Now that I've had 3 years of practice though I have a system down and it's not so bad.
Best advice I got is be sure to get plenty to eat and plenty of sleep during finals week...the temptation is to pull all nighters trying to cram, but after a certain point that becomes counter-productive because you get so tired that you end up forgetting everything you studied anyways! The tricky part is to find out that magical time when you need to quit studying and get some rest  Big grin
 
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:05 pm

I had one exam yesterday, and I have 3 on Monday. I've been extremely tired for about the past month, no matter how much sleep I get. Ual, I am quite scared about my upcoming exams, and I guess this could be a reason for my constant tiredness. I can't wait til next Tuesday when I go home, and have a month to catch up on sleep. I hope next semester goes better. I don't know if I can handle another semester of constant tiredness, and in many occasions, insomnia.

Good luck to you, and to everyone else taking exams.

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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:32 pm

Just the thought of exams shakes me up! In the last 3 years I get 90+% in all my labs etc, then flunk the exams  Sad

I know the stuff but i sit there in my seat shaking when taking the exam!!! Makes my hand writing so bad not even I can read it, and hence the marker just doesnt give me any marks.

The worst thing is I have 5 exams just after Xmas  Sad


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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:58 am

My exams finished up on the 7th of Dec. I had 5 exams and not one of them were easy. I have a few tips for you all...they worked for me and I have major exam anxiety (documented) and this year was no different.

1. When you wake up, have something to eat...a good breakfast(not just a cereal bar or snickers). Get some food in you.

2. Walk around your dorm, apartment, house, cardboard box, etc to get you awake.

3. Buy something pepperminty like mints, gum, etc. to chew/suck on during your test. Something about peppermint cues the brain to remember certain details.

4. Finally to relax, take a stress ball put it in your pocket and work on it while you are either waiting to take the test or if you cannot get your hands on one, deep breaths will do the trick. Just don't use a ball point clicky pen. It tends to annoy people around you.

5. Good luck and have fun.


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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:14 am

Anxiety and Exhaustion. How I pulled a C off in Calculus after my dismal Final Exam performance on Monday I have no idea. Maybe I was just being a wet blanket. Luckily for me I have As and Bs in the rest of my classes to pad my GPA with positive results. Engineering students got off lucky this semester. Just Calc, Physics, and Chem finals. I'm takin' Physics next semester, and considering that I had to drop chem and retake it next semester means that I'll have three finals at least next semester as opposed to one. I nearly lost my mind for that ONE final, I wonder how it's going to be next semester.  Sad A friend of me suggested that I need Yoga. Meh. Good luck to everyone else on finals...remember DO NOT panic before taking them, that can tank your grade. Just relax, and you'll do fine.

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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:01 am

I have to re sit my WOMBAT test to get in to aviation next year, I have had 3 nightmares about it in the last week and a half (litterally). The thing is, the test is not for 3 more weeks.
 
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:37 am

I finished my exams on November 23 Big grin

So, right now, I'm totally relaxed....but I still have stuff to do in the labs, so gotta get to Uni now.  Sad
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:43 am

I feel like I might be the only college student in the world who doesnt go mental over finals...I don't get stressed out over them, and I dont spend every waking second between the end of classes and finals with my head in a book...I think I did ok on mine, but thats all I expect...long as I pass, Im content...

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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:41 pm

Funny thing is, during high school and college, I did pretty well on the class exams, as I knew the material and the questions were pretty straight forward.

Now, I'm studying to take the GMAT (business school admittance exam) for the 2nd time, and I'm nervous. The questions are written to match someone's ability by asking gradually tougher or easier questions as you make your way through the test. In other words, the first question is of average difficulty, and if you get that right, you get a slightly harder question, worth more points. Or, if you get it wrong, you get an easier question worth less points. More than anything, that test and ones like it are more a test of your stamina and ability to stay focused on a variety of subjects for several hours at a time. For me, I took a prep. class last year and studied and did everything I was told to. But, for whatever reason, I panicked and melted, and only got a 370, which is REALLY a BAD score on that test. For eight months after, I didn't know what to do...reevaluated everything really. But, in the end, I decided on my own that I owed it to myself to at least try again. So, I'm retaking it on 1/15, and maybe a 3rd time, depending on how I do.

Standardized tests are the worst...I don't care which one it is!
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:47 pm

"I think I did ok on mine, but thats all I expect...long as I pass, Im content"

That's the only thing that matters, you can be a Dr who got 50% or one who got 90%, its all the same. They don't look at marks when you get hired, all they care about is that piece of paper that said, Degree!!!!
 
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:18 am

UAL--

I am no med student, but I do know the feeling of Anxiety around exam time.... trust me on that one. I have GAD...(if you dont know what that is, I am assuming you havent gotten to your psychiatry rotation....depending on your year? ...what year are you?) ....anyhow. GAD kind of makes it hard to NOT be anxious... lol... all I can say is thank the lord for Paxil! .... lol

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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:42 am

Bitchin' about undergraduate exams - that's nothin'. Try preparing for FOUR law school exams, each of which count for virtually ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the grade in a course.

Civil Procedure and Torts down, Criminal Law and Contracts to go...
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:25 pm

crappy...on jan 10th i got 18 exams to take for my JAA atpl  Sad im so nervous bc the passing grade is 75% and those tests make the FAA ones look like middle school....
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:43 pm

Thank God we are on break...I would die if i had anymore school as the work is horrendous
 
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:09 pm

Personally never quite understood the concept of cramming for exams at the last minute... but hell, everyone else seems to  Yeah sure
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:04 pm

Concordeboy- it's desperation more than anything else. I have heard a saying once and it goes like this: Desperation is the best motivation
 
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:12 pm

Me and a few of my friends have found that not studying on the night before an exam helps heaps as it takes away the stress and all the worries.
 
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:12 pm

Doesn't address the issue...

...it's not like exams sneak up on you. Just start reviewing the crap ahead of time, so you don't have to drug up on caffeine and pills on the last day to act as if you're doing yourself some kind of favor.

What's so difficult about that, particularly after you've been in school 12yrs+??
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:31 pm

That's the only thing that matters, you can be a Dr who got 50% or one who got 90%, its all the same.

LOL..so the guy who got 50% in med school only knows half the stuff! How the hell can he be a doctor then??!
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RE: Exam Anxiety/Exhaustion?

Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:00 pm

Try studying for the bar exam. Two days, six hours a day, and if you do not pass you have to wait till the next exam, only prolonging your ability to work and start paying of debts. As well, try memorizing over 10 areas of law.

Cherish your college exams.

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