When tension and fear creep in, panic is usually on the way. Panicking is not good for results. Fear and tension disorganize your mind completely and you become confused. With a confused mind, you cant calm down and bring your memory to work. This has made students look for help from counsel in their church, friends, parents and even on the web. What a great feeling when you find the help you needed to help your nerves calm down and have focus.
Go through the following ideas, as they may be great to help you as a high school student, be able to face exams with great courage.
Make a schedule
The first step is making a good schedule that is feasible and trying to do your best to stick to it. Make sure you start as far in advance as possible to create enough time for revisions. Study the exam timetable and note the dates and times set for each exam. Also figure out the number of days you got until the exam date and with that information, make your own study schedule. This will enable you to know how much time you can allocate to study for each paper comfortably. Then decide how much time you will need to study each day, putting into account normal school work, relaxing time and social time. Most importantly make sure you have some review time of each subject the night before its exams.
Leave the best for last
Most students enjoy learning and perform better on certain subjects than others. If you are a student in this category, always make your schedule in a way that the subjects that you view as hard come in your first sessions when your mind is still fresh. And let your favorite subjects come last during your sessions. This will make you balance your studies between subjects.
The best study method
There is no specific best study method, but the 3R (Read-Recite-Review), is always viewed fit and effective for most subjects. This makes sure that you really understand and actively remember during exams.
Make a sample final
After going through all subjects and reviewing them thoroughly, make your own sample final. This helps you think and estimate what the teachers might ask, as well as the topics that the teacher might emphasize on. This is also the best time to review past questions from past papers that may cover the same topics that your finals will focus on.