A practical, positive, utterly sensible guide for exam students, for the best chance of success.
Exams are stressful and most people don’t love them! This book can’t remove all your exam nerves and, anyway, a certain level of stress can help you perform well. Instead this book aims to help you avoid bad stress and have the greatest chance of doing your best when exams arrive.
It will give you the tools to control your body and mind during this challenging phase. And the tools will help you at many other stressful times of life.
Exam Attack covers a huge range of learning techniques. You’ll find advice on food (and how to cope when you lose your appetite), sleep, panic, revision, getting help, managing screens and social media. And there’s up-to-date advice on note-taking and learning.
One of the core principles in this book is that our mental and physical health, or ‘wellbeing’, affects how we perform. It isn’t a luxury or optional extra: it affects every aspect of life. Rest, relaxation and taking time-out from revision can actually help you to learn and perform more effectively.
The sensible, achievable suggestions throughout include current advice on revision techniques; positive attitudes to work and achieving the right mindset; self-belief and self-esteem; dealing with distractions and procrastination, such as how to push yourself when you’re really not feeling up to it; and how to let go of your phone and regulate social media use.
There’s no doubt that exams are stressful, but with this comprehensive guide, you will have all the tools you need to achieve and succeed.