I do okay at school, but it's the thought of exams that freaks me out. I study hard, but when you actually get to the exam room and they hand you that piece of paper … that's when I have nightmares. What can I do?
Dear Stressed-out student,
Firstly, learn to control your body and mind long before you enter that exam room - that's half the battle won.
Going to bed early and daily exercise can help. You can read a book before going to sleep.
Here's another top trick: get some old exam papers from a friend or your teacher and "pretend" that you are taking an exam. And time yourself as you complete the paper.
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