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Have you ever felt the sweat wetting your hands and the shiver on your back before and exam? In that moment your level of nervousness and stress is so high that you can’t be focused on the test. A lot of university students suffer from stress during the period of exams. In an extreme case they aren’t able to pass the proof. There are some factors that explain it.


The nervous breakdown is more common in the first academic years at university. There are a lot of differences you must realize between the high school and university learning and evaluation system. That’s the first factor could stress you because you have to prepare your own notes and, also, you need to distribute your study time properly. Moreover, you have a lot of new subjects to study. That can make you stress due to you have to learn and memorize it for the first time. Furthermore, you aren’t used to doing six or seven exams within two weeks.

To avoid your nervousness and stress you should be aware of your capacity to keep in mind new things. If you are good at it, you have more options to overcome your stress and you will pass your exams without troubles. However, if you aren’t good enough at it, you don’t have to be worried, there are several solutions. First of all, you need to plan your time well. For instance, making a timetable would be a good idea. As well as this, you have to prepare you own notes. To achieve that you should go to the library to consult different books. Finally, you must choose the most suitable study system for you: doing summaries and diagrams, reading and underlining the text… There are a lot of options.

My experience says to me that if you distribute well your time and you are constant, you will face the exams without problems.


exams2Here you have some links with further information:

How to cope with exam stress

Exam time: hints for managing stress

Exams stress/anxiety

Exam stress affects health of one in five students

Exams: Exam Stress 

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