Anonymous asked:

Hey! I just did a maths test today and I just blanked out the whole second half and I've even feeling terrible for the whole day. I don't know what to so, I'm afraid to see my mark especially since I know others did better than me & my teacher has high expectations :( Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

Relax :-) It’s just one time. It’s ok to panic and do poorly on one test. What matters is that you think about it and make sure it does not happen again, especially for more important exams. Try to find how you could relax and make yourself less stressed? What you described looks like you blanked because you are terrified of failing! As a result, you write nothing and do worse than you would if you had written something, even without being sure. It happens to many people and that’s totally fine, but you need to find some strategies to cope. Maybe try to do some breathing exercices? Maybe have some lavender or mint tea in a bottle that you can sip during the test? Maybe find yourself a mantra that you can repeat and calms you down? Whatever it is, find a strategy that makes you feel better and gets through the test. If necessary, talk to a doctor - they might have some natural remedies for you! 

Regarding this test in particular, if you wrote nearly nothing, yes, you probably failed. Don’t worry! It’s ok and it happens to everyone, even if it is difficult to accept sometimes. What you can do is either tell yourself that it doesn’t matter and that you will do better next time (it’s true); or else if you are really worried about it, how about talking about it with your teacher? He/she might be understanding, they should know students are often stressed! I am a teacher myself and I think I would reassure my student, and then offer to re-take the test at lunch time. I would still enter the first grade in the system (because if I enter the re-take, other students might find it unfair) but it might re-assure the pupil to see that they are able to do well if they relax! What do you think?

Good luck and don’t panic ;-) x

Group Study?

study-hack:

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Why it doesn’t really work: 

  1. You know what you need to study: everything else is just review, so there’s no need to spend time on what you already know. 

  2. Listening to someone talk is just reviewing, you’re not learning. Active Recall is the key to memorizing things!
     
  3. The more you talk out loud and process the information, the more you remember. In a group setting, where there’s one of you and five of your friends, you do only 1/5 of the talking. Thus, less benefit for you :(
studyinstyle:

It is so important to have a relaxed attiture towards studying. Many people (Me From The Past included) just tense up when it comes to studying - I have to do it, I have to get good grades, I need to do this now, I have no choice, everyone expects this from me, if I fail now, I won’t have a good life later, I need to do this to be succesful, …
but no. Stop yourself there. That’s not how we do. Those are all good and valid reasons for studying, but they are additional. They won’t motivate you. They scare you. They force you to study by instilling the fear of failure in you. And that’s not a good long-time strategy. At all. Do you really want to operate on fear?
No. What you need is(That the day would ever come to use this)You shouldn’t study because of obligation, you should study because of curiosity. Think about it: You’re a mass of flesh and blood and bone, somehow navigating through a space of ups and downs and lefts and rights and through a time of before and now and then. How freaking confusing. Yet we tell each other stories and build shelters and produce sounds that convey meaning and significance and invent pasta and sometimes slaughter each other and sometimes hug each other for hours and there are storms and there are table-top lamps that look like worms and we investigate and we find magnets and electricity and that there are forces we cannot see in day to day life and there are other planets out there, huge and tiny and we only see them as little lights on the sky and we once thought they were gods and that they would govern our fates, because we know we will die but we can heal sickness and sadness and we joke and make each other laugh and one day it’s over and then?Do you not want to know more? I know I do. And this passion, this love, will keep you going. In a laid-back, chill, stylish and day to day way. Every day you learn a little more about our reality. Isn’t that just …cool?

studyinstyle:

It is so important to have a relaxed attiture towards studying.
Many people (Me From The Past included) just tense up when it comes to studying - I have to do it, I have to get good grades, I need to do this now, I have no choice, everyone expects this from me, if I fail now, I won’t have a good life later, I need to do this to be succesful, …

but no. Stop yourself there. That’s not how we do. Those are all good and valid reasons for studying, but they are additional. They won’t motivate you. They scare you. They force you to study by instilling the fear of failure in you. And that’s not a good long-time strategy. At all.
Do you really want to operate on fear?

No. What you need is
love
(That the day would ever come to use this)

You shouldn’t study because of obligation, you should study because of curiosity. Think about it: You’re a mass of flesh and blood and bone, somehow navigating through a space of ups and downs and lefts and rights and through a time of before and now and then. How freaking confusing.
Yet we tell each other stories and build shelters and produce sounds that convey meaning and significance and invent pasta and sometimes slaughter each other and sometimes hug each other for hours and there are storms and there are table-top lamps that look like worms and we investigate and we find magnets and electricity and that there are forces we cannot see in day to day life and there are other planets out there, huge and tiny and we only see them as little lights on the sky and we once thought they were gods and that they would govern our fates, because we know we will die but we can heal sickness and sadness and we joke and make each other laugh and one day it’s over and then?

Do you not want to know more? I know I do. And this passion, this love, will keep you going. In a laid-back, chill, stylish and day to day way. Every day you learn a little more about our reality. Isn’t that just …cool?