Exam stress? Or just chill...?
February 15, 2011 12:47pm CST
Ohhh dear, ive got exams coming up in May! It's not like im doing badly at school, but as i want to study medicine i need to get those A*s!! When you've got exams or something stressful coming up do you plan way ahead so youre really prepared? Or do you cram it all in at last minute? I would like to say im organised and start way ahead, but sometimes i do cram :L
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• Leon, Mexico
15 Feb 11
Hi Lottielulu when I was single I was very organised. I loved order, as much as I could. Ever. I graduated with honors. I loved it. But, since my parents got divorced, I got married and since I have three kids, I´ve been very cramsy. I don´t have sisters nor mother in whom to support my activities. So I lived too many years just craming. My kids are older now. They are 12, 10 and 8. And my life is returning to be organised as it used to be when I was single and my parents were married. Hehe. That´s all =) Blessings!... Dainy
• United States
15 Feb 11
May is three months away and of course its going to sneak up on you and if your not prepared dont bother going in to take the exam. Start now and start studying when you have some free time. What used to help me was to listen to music and study at the same time, some how it helped me remember things and to go back to that song i was listening to and somehow thats how i studied. I like music so i guess thats what helped me out in the end.
18 Feb 11
Hello Lottielulu! :) I'm a premedical student and trust me when I say I know how stressful it is to keep your grades up when you want to end up in med school. Places like that have high standards and the competition is really mind-boggling so you really have to be one of the brain machines if you want to study medicine. You said that you're not doing badly at school and that you're organized. That's a great foundation. The last thing you'd want to do is procrastinate. It's a big NO-NO for aspiring medical students. Well, I don't have anything against planning ahead but I'm one of those who don't patronize such a thing. Plans put pressure on me and I don't like that. I just like to go with the flow. I try to enjoy studying so that I can be prepared and relaxed at the same time. If I'm prepared and relaxed, I get through exams smoothly. It really works well for me. The best advice I can give you is keep calm and carry on. Don't think too much but don't be too impulsive as well. Always make sure that you have enough rest. Don't force yourself to study if your brain's already telling you that there's no more space left for information. If you feel sleepy, sleep. Then study again if you're ready. Chill. Do your best. Think positive. :) I hope you get into med school and become a doctor someday. GODSPEED! :)
16 Feb 11
When I was still in college no matter how hard I tried to plan ahead for the exams, I still cram and of course ended up full of stress. I guess this is the way of every students, cramming and stressing out during and after examinations. Much more during reviews and board examination !
• United States
15 Feb 11
Hey Lottielulu, If I were you, I would alternate between chilling and studying. Study every day, but not too much. Take one full day to plan out everything that you will be studying. Then, each day, study a bit, and chill the rest of the day. You should also prepare a review one a week, at the least. In my opinion, this is the best studying method. It is best for the stress levels and makes retaining information easier. I hope I helped, good luck!