Exams should be abolished all over the world. I thought as a child and vowed to do so once I grew up. But to do so I needed authority and for that I needed to study and write a few more exams than needed.
Exam time is the most stressful time for a child. You are pressurized by your family, your peers, terrifying teachers and by the thought of a secure future itself.
Some teachers say if you feel a blank before the exams without being able to recollect your answers then you have studied enough and will do well in your tests. But I used to feel a blank wherein I felt like fainting or falling asleep. The night before my Linguistics exams at the Post Graduation level was a nightmare. My grandmother was sick with cancer fighting death and my mother was away. I read the whole night without the linguistic signs and symbols meaning nothing to me. I began to feel dizzy by morning managing to grab only a couple of hours of sleep. My hands began to tingle, my head buzzed throughout and I eventually threw up before I boarded my bus to my college. My personal emotions coupled with exam fever completely stressed me out. I felt miserable because I worked hard on Phonetics and Linguistics and my teachers had hope in me. Despite my misery, I scored 76 out of 100.
If you have been a good student and you have done your work then you don’t have to worry too much. There is no need for any butterflies your stomach. You can be a little nervous but not stressed out. Stress causes you to think weird or not to think at all. Jitters will cost you your concentration and affect your performance.
Try natural and safe remedies to calm yourself and to do justice to your hardwork.