Overcoming Stress of Exam Week

11 Dec

If you’re a college student, chances are you’re busy this week studying for final exams. In fact, some of you may have taken at least one exam already.

And high school students, your first-semester (or second-marking period) is probably about to close after the first of the year. And you know what that means. It won’t be long after the holidays that the Exam Grinch comes knocking at your classroom door.

High school and college students are preparing for their semester exams.

High school and college students are preparing for their semester exams.

Denise Zack, a counselor in Southern’s University Counseling Office, has plenty of good advice about how to keep your stress levels to a minimum during this time of year.

There is no way, of course, to avoid some anxiety of exams. And frankly, a little bit of stress can actually enhance your success on the exams. But high school and college students run the risk of “stress overload,” which can detract from your optimal performance.

For some suggestions on how to cope with pre-exam stress, check out our May 21 post.

Good luck on your exams!

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