For someone like me, a young working adult who is back at textbooks after a good 10-year+ hiatus, it is definitely not easy. I believe this happens to many of us who are in similar circumstances. Familiar?
I had my first paper yesterday.
Yes, I do pay attention in class and do my assignments diligently but somehow the anxiety sets in during moments before entering the examination room. The mind may go half blank. A sentiment shared by a few of my course-mates in our Whatsapp group chat.
Tackling 4 out of 7 essay questions are quite a challenge.
You should be able to write fluently if you understand the lesson concepts well.
Keep cool and calm. Use pencil to scribble quick notes on question paper to remember facts.
Have sufficient rest the day before.
Oh yes, I think it is advisable to have a half-full meal before the exam paper. You would not want to have that heavy urge to go toilet halfway during the exam time-slot right?
Good luck to all those of us who are having exams during this year-end period! Fight on! Don’t give up! 🙂