Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Keep the stress away from exams-Lawrence School

With the Xth and XIIth board exams looming large, it is that time of the year when stress levels of both-the students and parents-go up by notches. Exam times can be trying and stress should not add on to it. So, here are a few tips that can help you sail through through this period:

Have a fixed schedule: Your daily routine should not have too many deviations. From waking up in the morning to what you'd be studying to when you'd have your meals and breaks to the sleep hour at night, everything needs to happen smoothly at roughly the same hour daily. This kind of routine will help the body and mind get adjusted and you'd have no trouble focusing at your task.

Maintain a study time-table: Most students do have a plan around this time. However, the way it is charted out can have an impact on its success rate. You need to be honest while charting out the table. Take the help of a parent or teacher or someone who knows your strengths and with whom you can be candid about where you stand in each subject.

Do not brush away doubts: It is the eleventh hour and most students panic at the first instance of doubt that crops their minds and balk at the thought of approaching their teachers for help fearing their reaction. However, to pretend that the doubts never arose or worse seeking help from wrong sources can lead to more serious implications. So, be calm and talk to your teachers about any kind of doubt. They are there to help you out.

Eat a healthy diet and take ample rest: Make sure you eat healthy food and resist the temptation to indulge in junk food. It is also the time when infections spread easily and you don't want to catch one just before your exams. Also, ensure that you sleep for a minimum of eight hours.

Make time for revision: Account for a few rounds of revision for the chapters that you've studied. This will ensure that the concepts remain fresh in the mind. Do not give in to panic attacks. Stay calm and confident. If you feel stressed out, do confide in your parent, friend or teacher who'd be able to guide you well.

For the parents:

Refrain from reminding the student about the approaching exams in a threatening manner.

Assure the child that all will not be lost even if the performance is sub-par.

Make sure you don't seem more anxious than the student himself.

Look out for warning signs in your child like over-eating, or not eating over-sleeping, or unable to sleep, irritability, temper-bursts, etc. While some of these are normal during an exam, long periods of the same can be harmful. Do talk to your child in a friendly manner and try to find out what is bothering him/her. If necessary, take the help of a professional.

We wish you all students the very best.

Lawrence High School, located at HSR layout, Bangalore, focuses on educating children with traditional values to adapt and excel in the world. To know more about Lawrence school, please visit the website and join us at our Facebook page 

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