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Don’t calm down! Exam stress may not be fun but it can help you get better marks

Don’t calm down! Exam stress may not be fun but it can help you get better marks

Two-thirds of young people experience levels of exam stress that mental health organisation ReachOut describes as “worrying”. Research shows high levels of exam stress can interfere with attention and reduce working memory, leading to lower performance. Early experiences of anxiety and stress can also set a precedent for mental-health problems in adulthood. But how we see stress can actually make […] … learn more→

Exam stress: Five tips to make it an asset

Exam stress: Five tips to make it an asset

Last springboard for exams, graduation – or even entry into the workforce, for the oldest of them – the end of the semester represents for students one of the most stressful periods of year. According to a study conducted in the United States, 60% of undergraduates report experiencing above-average stress levels during this period. More than […] … learn more→

How to beat exam stress

How to beat exam stress

Young people around Australia are currently undergoing end of secondary school exams, which can be a very stressful time. Nearly half (47%) of Australian students report they feel very tense when they study, and 67% report feeling very anxious even if they are well prepared for a test. All this stress can have an impact on mental health […] … learn more→

Exam stress: What is it and how can I manage it?

Exam stress: What is it and how can I manage it?

A little stress around exam time can be a good thing, as it motivates you to put in the work. But sometimes stress levels can get out of hand, particularly at the end of an academic year. When you become stressed, the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system gets switched on. Initially this is a […] … learn more→

How to beat exam stress with just the power of your brain

How to beat exam stress with just the power of your brain

Stress is part of life. Too much stress, over a sustained period, is clearly damaging, but normally we can deal effectively with short bouts. In fact, while stress may be uncomfortable, it can actually be a key motivator and the right amount of it can help to boost our performance. But there is a limit. […] … learn more→