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September 9, 2021
Exams will naturally push you outside your comfort zone and test your preparation. But there is a lot that you can do to plan ahead. Cultivate creative thinking and resourcefulness in all that you do. You will need to use the tools that are available to you on the day, whether they are literal or figurative, and be adaptable to whatever the situation demands. Samuel Taylor Coleridge famously wrote that "he who is best prepared can best serve in his moment of inspiration." These words apply to countless scenarios, from surviving out in the wilderness to acing a challenging proctored exam or standardized test. So where should you start? Follow the steps in our ultimate exam survival guide so you can pack your bag with intention, prepare yourself for the unexpected and arm yourself with the tools for success.
Exams can be stressful, but they do not have to be. You can work on having a confident and calm survival mindset by focusing on mindfulness training and trying to reframe academic stress as a motivating factor instead of a limiting one. Here are a number of additional survival skills that can help you improve your grades and have a more positive experience:
Having the essential supplies and supports you need will make all the difference on the day of your exam. Here is a list of tools that will no doubt come in handy:
Planning ahead can not only improve your test scores but also reduce any stress or anxiety associated with taking an exam. For additional resources and tips, we recommend checking out our blog featuring a list of productivity apps to help you succeed and also heading over to our YouTube playlist with tons of useful study tips to help you succeed.
Written by CJ McGillivray