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Tips and Tricks on Exam Preparation, Study and Performance

teacher avatar Dan David Amazona, Life Guru

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12 Lessons (1h 9m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:17
    • 2. Leading up to the Exam: Study environment

      5:18
    • 3. Leading up to the Exam: Studying the content

      10:47
    • 4. Leading up to the Exam: Lifestyle Habits

      8:09
    • 5. Right Before the Exam: The Night and Morning before the Exam

      5:53
    • 6. Right Before the Exam: the hours before the Exam

      4:07
    • 7. During the Exam: Examination Techniques Part 1

      11:48
    • 8. During the Exam: Examination Techniques Part 2

      5:47
    • 9. After the Exam: Returning to normality and preparing for future Exams

      7:24
    • 10. Bonus Exam Hacks

      4:48
    • 11. Class Project: Creating an Exam Strategy

      1:37
    • 12. Conclusion

      1:22
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This class is about how to maximize exam performance, how to properly prepare for exams, how to perform at your best under exam conditions, techniques one can learn to perform well during exams, and the correct approaches during exam. Students will learn how to properly manage examination questions, how to prepare properly for an exam beforehand, and how to respond to the aftermath of the exam.

There are four main stages in exam preparation: Leading up to the exam, Right before the exam, During the exam, and after the exam.

I will go through each stage and all its aspects, and what to do during each stage to maximize your examination results!

Students will create their own exam strategy and compare it to their previous strategy for their class project. If they have never created their own examination strategy, this is a good opportunity to create a strategy they can use for themselves based on the concepts they will learn in the class.

This class is geared towards high school and college students who will undergo exams at some point in time. No prior examination experience is required, and no prior knowledge is required. Only a keen mind.

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Dan David Amazona

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Hi ladies and gentlemen, Dan David Amazona here, and I would like to introduce my services as someone who has experienced many things in life, and as someone that seeks knowledge in all aspects of life. By profession, I am a Mechanical Engineer, but I always seek knowledge in other areas. As people, we should never stop learning. We should always look to grow, to never become stagnant, to always move forward. I hope that the value and knowledge I bring you can help you in some way.

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1. Introduction: So we've all being there. We go inside exam. We look down at the paper and we figure out that we have absolutely no idea what we're doing. Hello, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Dan David Arizona, and I am going to teach you how to perform well in examination how to maximize your performance in an examination, whether it is for high school or university or college. Now, me, I'm a university student. I've spent many years in university in high school, and over the years I have been to more than 50 60 examination conditions of loss. Can I'm I've done so many exams. I've lost count. So over those years, I've picked up some tips and tricks that might be helpful in our course. And I want to share all of these all of these tricks. All of this knowledge with you. Now there are four stages of exam preparation Number one. They are the months and the weeks leading up to your examinations. Number two is the night before the morning before and the hours before an examination. Number three it is during the examination, and number four is after the examination. I'll also be talking about some bonus examination hacks when it comes to special situations . I'll also be talking about the class project where you, my friends, you will be forming your own examination strategy based on the methods and the techniques that we're gonna learn in this course. Now, I will explain each stage to you in detail what to do in each stage, how to maximize your performance in each stage, how to fully prepare during each stage what kind of pit bulls we should avoid during each stage and what kind of mindset we should adapt during each stage. Now, here's a quick disclaimer. Ladies and gentlemen, I cannot guarantee that you will receive the examination marks that you desire. What I can guarantee, however, is that you will maximize your results and your exam performance will improve. So, ladies and gentlemen, if we are already know to maximize our exam performance to improve our examination results , let's get right to it. Let's get to the course 2. Leading up to the Exam: Study environment: So before we begin this section, I want to talk about how important it is the weeks and the months leading up to your exempt . Now, the reason being is that the weeks and the months leading up to your exam is going to form your study habits when you get closer to the exam period. So you need to make sure that your head that the heavens he developed leading up to the exam is down. So first, let's look at your study environment. Now. I understand that a proper study environment can make or break your performance in the exam and can also influence how you prepare overall for your now, when it comes to your main study environment study area, it needs to be in a place where you are comfortable both physically and mentally. It also has to be a place which you associate with productivity. Now, some examples of this are, say, your park bench, a coffee shop, the library or even your bedroom desk. Now you should aim to study in a cool, well lit room if you have to study at night and a lamp so that you can actually see your work and you can avoid eye problems in the future. Now you want to avoid places with a lot of lab so you won't study at the club in a bar or anything like that, because it's gonna be too noisy. I recommend a place where there is light ambient noises, which is not too loud, such as maybe the kitchen desk with the fridge humming in the background. Or maybe at a library where there is light, faint typing on the keyboards. If you want to study in absolute complete silence, that is fine, too. Although not a lot of people are really are really comfortable with. So it's really up to you is really based on personal perfect. Studying outside is fine, too. If the weather permits, it's not too loud and you feel comfortable and the weather is nice and cool. So to be physically comfortable, he need to sit in a chair that is comfortable. So I would recommend a soft chair, one that can be adjusted. It's a way hide where you can rest your elbows on your table at 90 degrees when you have a straight back. Understand that this is important because if the chair is too high, you're gonna bend forward, and your spine is gonna go into lumbar flexion, which can cause backgrounds. If the Cherries too low, then it just feels weird. So you want to find a chair height that works for you and makes you feel comfortable on the safer side. You want chair to be a little too a little too short, then a little too tall. It's better to have a table that is too high than too because of health reasons. The next item under your control in your exam study environment is your study disk. Now you're studied. This should have as much space as possible to fit all of your to fit all of your items to fit all of your equipment and materials such as your pencils, your pens, your notebooks, your laptop, your rulers, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Now you want to avoid a cluttered and crowded study desk as much as possible so you can focus your attention on one thing only, which is your exam revision work. If you do this, your study session will flow more smoothly. You'll get more done and you won't waste too much time, and you won't get distracted by the fact that all of your all of your stuff feeling the table, you won't be always adjusting it to try and fit on the desk. Now you want to choose the best time in the day you want to study, and it's a matter of personal preference. Everyone is different. You want to pick a time where you are most effective. For some, it's the mornings. For some, it's evenings. I would, however, be wary of studying intensely in the afternoon because that's usually when people start to crash. This, usually when people start to fall asleep. That's why you see in a lot of Latin cultures they have what they call a siesta or an afternoon neck. So I would be very wary of and in concessions. If you are going to study in an afternoon, I would recommend going a little lighter, not studying too intensely, maybe doing some light questions and light Note reading and no taking. Now make sure you are not hungry doing your study session, because this will be a distraction and you'll also run advantage. You want a good amount of carbohydrates for your brain to function and optimal level, and I would recommend eating a good meal before you begin a long, intense study session. I would not go too long without any food because this will hinder your study session. It would also help you if you would bring snacks into your study session at regular intervals. Just make sure that the snack that you eat are healthy, such as nuts, fruits of musically bars, you name it and stay away from chocolates and lollies and chips. Really unhealthy food because they'll give you a really quick jolt of energy. But eventually it's gonna fizzle away. It's not going to the energy. The quick jolt of energy that you get from those foods are not gonna last long. Also, be sure to hydrate yourself at regular intervals throughout the study station. Your brain cannot function without water. If you run out of water, your brain Just guys. I mean, have you ever noticed that when you are starting to get tired, you drink water and then immediately your energy levels go up? Yeah, that's why so guys drink water, So in summary, eat healthy, drink a lot of water, have a good study desk in the study chair, Have a good study place, and if you do all of this, it will help your preparations immensely. 3. Leading up to the Exam: Studying the content: the next part's in studying in the weeks and the months leading up to the exempt the next. The next aspect, if I may say, is actually studying the content now. First, you have to understand that preparing for your exams isn't just immediately at the beginning of the exam period when the teacher say, OK, guys, start studying for the exam. Your exam, Your exam preparation should start well before then should start months before then. It just starts in the beginning of the semester once you start taking that subject, so be sure that you begin learning the content as soon as classes start. Don't be like a lot of students where they put minimal effort throughout the semester, and then they cram everything during the exam period. It doesn't work, it's not effective, and you will learn you won't learn at your optimum level. Now when it comes to mind set, you should find a way to motivate yourself to perform well in every subject, to work hard in every subject, and this will be different for a lot of people during the middle of the semester. Work hard, but don't burn yourself out. Don't go pedal to the metal right from the get go, or you will you will get burnt out. You want to develop a good pace for yourself throughout the semester. You want a pace that is efficient, but you want a pace that is steady as well you want. It pays where you are learning a lot of content, but you don't want a pace where you're going to eventually run out of steam. Now understand that developing a faster pace can be done, and it can be done with practice with willpower, with discipline, it just takes a lot of time to build, so be sure to create a good pace for yourself for each one way you get a lot done, but at the same time one where you are steady and you're not killing yourself. Once the exam revision time comes once a few weeks leading up to the exam, then you go all out with your studies. Then that is, when you push yourself to the limit, you go all out, you go pedal to the metal, go all out, go all in for that exam. Within reason. Of course, the reason why this is important. It's because that your brain is wired in a way so that when small pieces of information over longer intervals is put into your brain is gonna be retained longer and you're going to remember the details of the content better. You're gonna more likely remember little bits of content over a long period of time rather than everything crammed into your brain at once. It doesn't work. Also, if you try and cram everything into your brain during the exam study period, the weeks leading up to the exam, the weeks right before it's going to be hindered by the stress hormone cortisol, which will hinder retention off that content and not to mention guys. If you see all of this new content right in front of you right before the exam is going to freak you out, obviously. And when you're free, thous even more card is always gonna be pumped into your body. Now, this is also important during the actual exam period. So if you have been given, uh, say I know three weeks to prepare for an exam, then you use every single day of those three weeks he don't want to lay off for most of the exam period and then cram everything in the last few days. If you do this, the information will not be retained in your mind properly. And you'll just get this card by how much you don't know. So start your vision early. So first things first, guys, you want to understand what the exam is gonna be on, what topics is gonna be covered and what you need to learn for the exam. You didn't get this kind of information with your teachers or your university. If they supply past papers, you can look over them and see what kind of stuff that the exam is gonna be about. But if they don't do that, then I would recommend just studying everything that you've learned in the semester just to cover all your bases. And just to be sure that you've learned everything that you could. Now, once you understand the exam criteria, you can begin planning your exam study schedule around each topic that you want to study. Now, this will also be a time where you will want to decide how much time you want to spend on each exam topic. So, for example, you see that your exam is approximately 85% of say, If it's a math exam, let's say 85% will be on integration, while the other 15% will be on vector calculus. You're not going to split your time on 50 50 between both topics. You're going to spend 85% of your time studying integration, and you're going to spend the other 15% studying. You're not going to split it up in the middle because that is inefficient. Exam study. You must also understand topics that you are weakened and that you are strong in. You want to focus more on your weaknesses, improving that and bring that up. But you also want to maintain your strength as well. You want to bring them both up, but of course, you want to spend more time on your weaknesses. Understand that even if you lose, uh, even a little bit of marks in your weaknesses, remember that even the smallest of marks can be the difference between a B and in a in your example so quick. Physiology Faculties in German understand that when you are studying that when you are doing and learning something new, your brain is forming a new neural pathway, and the composition of your nervous system will change. This new neuro pathway is something it's kind of like a muscle would you have to constantly maintain. So is important to constantly review the material through out the semester so that it will be as fresh as it can be in your mind by the time exam comes around. You do not want to be relearning everything that you just learned a few weeks ago. So as you progress in one particular topic, your revision should be less intensive as you continue throughout the semester. So once you begin any topic, that is when you really need to put in the effort. That's when you really need to study intently intensely for the topic, because your brain has just formed a new Nero pathway, which it now has to build and strengthen. So, for example, you want to be putting the majority off your effort for a need topic in the first few weeks . And as you continue to progress throughout the semester, the effort that you need to invest into that topic will be less and less so. Say, for example, you are studying a book. The first few days you'll be intent intensely studying the characters their, um, their morals of their beliefs and also the major themes in the book of the book. You'll be doing a lot of essay writing. You'll be doing a lot of text responses because you really need to reinforce this new pathways in your brain. But as you continue to go on in the semester, you don't have to put as much strenuous effort into learning this topic because it's going to already be formed as a pathway in your brain. So all you have to do is really maintain that pathway rather than building anyone, it takes a lot more to build a new pathway. Then to maintain an old one is kind of like building a bridge, right? If you think about it a lot easier to maintain a bridge that did Tara bridge down and build anyone, right? So in our example of the book, instead of going hard out with essays S s expenses every single week as the weeks go on because you've already have that reinforcement of that neural pathways and you already have a good foundation of the book. You don't have to go hard. You can just do light reading of some parts of the book. And you can also do some light reading off your written notes, Do some light, character and theme announces of the book. And you can do this because the neuro pathway has already been built into your nervous system. So all you're doing is maintaining it, right? You're not building a new one. You can do this because your brain has already been reinforced so much with this content that you've learned. But you have to understand any have to be very careful that if you wait too long after initially learning the subject or topic, then as the weeks go on, you're gonna forget about it, right? You're gonna forget all the details and then once exam time comes around, you're gonna have to completely re learn the topic, which is something you do not want to do. And this is because you did not maintain that neural pathway in your brain. And also, ladies and gentlemen, this goes without saying. But the intensity of your study for one topic should decrease as he gone in the semester because Of course, more topics from the subject is going to come in. So, for example, if you if you're studying physics right and you study about Plank's law for one week, and in that one week, you're going hard out learning about Plank's law as you go one as you learn about more stuff about physics, say, um, relativity, quantum physics, thermal dynamics, they all toughies come one after another. Obviously, the time that you spend on the on each topic, like Plank's Law, is going to be less and less as you go on throughout the semester. And as you accumulate more topics that you have to learn and study for And of course, the most important part of exam revision is doing exam past papers, if you can get your hands on them. So when you're doing past papers, try and get your hands on as many as you can, because from these exam past papers, you can kind of get an idea of what you can expect in the exams. Also, because exam questions are generally more difficult and there is a heightened level of anxiety in the examination, you want to practice on examination papers to perfect their exam technique. Now my personal recommendation is to do at least 2 to 3 past exam papers for each subject under non exam conditions. So that means just going through the exam, answering the questions. But you won't have a timer. Now, if you are able to get your hands on a few more exams, then you can. You can start practicing on exams under exam conditions, so that means having a timer beside now. This is especially important in high school kids who have never really had a lot of exposure to an exam setting. And so it is critical that they practice on exam papers to perfect the technique. So when you are doing a practice exam paper, make sure that you are practicing every aspect of the exact practice. The reading time practice, how you're going to allocate time to each question practice how you're going to react to their waning moments of the exam. You should practice every aspect of the exact, and also this goes without saying you want to study in a place where no one will distract or interrupted because obviously, in a real exam, no one is going to do that unless something crazy happens, so years, all of these study techniques to your advantage when you are studying for an exam, and it will help you improve your performance when the actual exam comes. 4. Leading up to the Exam: Lifestyle Habits: now leading up to the exam, the weeks the months leading up to the exam. Even in luck, in general, you should always strive to lead a healthy lifestyle. So that means getting exercise, eating the right food and diet and also getting enough sleep. Now when it comes to exercise, lease and German. My personal recommendation. I do not recommend that you get into a high intensity, high volume and high frequency strength training program in the few weeks leading up to the exam, or even throughout the semester, because it's going to drain your willpower and faculty and mental faculties. All of this will leave you at a less optimal state for exam study, and you will not have the best exam study sessions, and your exam performance may suffer. So if you are a power lifter, if you are a strength athlete, I would recommend going into a more moderate intensity, more moderate exertion strength training program where you're not pushing yourself too hard . So I would recommend limiting the amount of time that you completely maxed out on your workouts, especially when they are workouts involving the Big Three compound lifts to squat the bench in the dead lift. So not just a big Three. The squat bench that live even for the overhead press the bent over rows, the pull up the dip for big compound movements, I would recommend reducing the volume and reducing the intensity. So, for example, instead of doing 10 sets of heavy triples that say, I know 85% of your one room max do maybe five cents. Or maybe reduce the weight and do three sets of six ribs for, say, maybe 75 to 80% 1 right next, just reduced the overall exertion that you have in each workout. Now understand that it is okay to do really high volume and high intensity workouts, but you need to do it as infrequently as possible. Do it less frequently. Okay, so don't do it every workout, although understand that a good strength based workouts can actually help improve your exam performance because it fires up your brain. But, you know, understand that too much of it will fry your willpower and you will have none left to study to study with once that working is over. So I know that there are some me that have had absolutely no idea what I was talking about when I was talking about William Intensity frequency in a workout so really quickly. Volume is just how many times you move the weight, so that would so that so that's influenced by the number of repetitions and the number of systems do. Intensity is basically, it's basically how hard you exert yourself another way, a better way. The best way to measure your intensity is basically how much weight you lift and the percentage of your wondrous Mex that you lift and frequency is just basically how many times you lived in a week. I would also be wary of doing any h I I T. Training or high intensity interval training too often and too frequently as this. Also, Texas your nervous system, and it will drain your willpower If you want to do high intensity interval training, I would recommend doing it at most at most once a week, so instead, odd recommend more moderate paced cardio workout. So instead of doing four hard courses of Tabata training on the bell ropes, I'd recommend something more like 20 minutes of just moderate pace. Jump rope. Just be sure to regulate yourself during your workout to not go too hard during your workouts, because remember that daily willpower is a finite source. Now, when it comes to overall health guys, just a member of the basics. Don't get sick. Stay hydrated and don't get sick. If you get sick, your progress in your exam revision might slow down. Actually, no, not might. It will slow down, and it might even grind to a halt if you are sick enough so you can stay healthy by sleeping well by showering regularly and wearing clothing that is appropriate for the weather. So when it comes to hydration, understand that higher levels of hydration, optimal levels of hydration will increase overall brain function, optimized brain function and vitality, and overall help. You get a better exam session exam studies Ishan, and it will eventually improve your performance. Now, during the exam period, you want to keep your diet in check. You want to eat good, healthy foods, and you want to limit the amount of times that you eat. Food with transfer and sugar is you want to keep that in moderation. So on days when you know that you will be studying very intensely. I recommend eating a lot of protein and a lot of carbohydrates so that your brain can function throughout the day and you'll get a better exam study session. Get some sleep now. Of course, you want to be sleeping 6 to 8 hours a night? No. When it comes to what is a reasonable time to sleep, it kind of depends on who you are. It kind of depends on you as a person. Some some people like to sleep at nine or 10 and then wake up in, like, five in their morning person. Or if they're a night l They might sleep at 12 o'clock and wake up maybe nine and maybe eight or nine oclock. But even that might be pushing in a little bit. Uh, it's all about a matter of personal perfect. Just don't take it to the extreme. I do not recommend staying up too late at night. So, for example, there are people that sleep at three o'clock and wake up at 11 o'clock. Um, I do not recommend that because our bodies are not designed to function that way, are our natural schedules will be thrown up Our circadian rhythms will be thrown off and we won't have a productive day. Now waking up late is not the best idea. Because have you ever had that feeling? When you wake up at around noon, 12 or one and then you just feel like you just feel like that. You just wasted an entire day. You can't be productive. You're not motivated to do anything because your brain is subconsciously telling you that the day is over. Why bother? Yeah, we've all been there. Now, on these days you won't be motivated to do anything, let alone study. So you want to avoid the situation as much as possible. Although, if you do find yourself in this unfortunate situation, what you want to do is to do something right. We already know that you're completely demotivated. You don't want to do anything productive, so you're not gonna be able to go very intensely into study. So just do some light reading. Or maybe just use a really easy questions from your textbooks or whatever. You can even watch the lectures online. You don't have to. You don't even have to take most of your lectures. You just listen to the lectures or something. Do something. All right. Don't waste the entire day, OK? Do at least something and learn from this experience and make sure that this does not happen again. Get your sleep, sleep at the right time. And don't wake up too late. Oh, and guys, also, please make sure that you have no emotional stressors during this time. He don't want to have these mental distractions during this exam, period, because you're not going to have an optimal exam Study session exam study periods if you have emotional stressors. If you have these kinds of distractions, you want to keep them in that safe for, for example, if you have some bill to pay right before the exam, do it as soon as possible. Okay, If you got into a fight with your boyfriend or your girlfriend, talk to them, sell the matter and just put it behind you. Okay? You don't need those kinds of mental destructions. At this point in your life, you need to focus on your exam. Your overall lifestyle choices is important in helping you improve your exam performance and improve the efficiency of your preparation for your exams. So take all of these points into consideration 5. Right Before the Exam: The Night and Morning before the Exam: So at this point of the course, you've gone through the weeks and months of prior exam preparation. Now we are going to look at the night before the morning before and the hours before going into an examination. Now these are really important because they will help set up your mindset and your energy and physical levels right before the exam, so you cannot skip this step over now. The night for the exam should consist of you just doing light studying, relaxing and just mentally preparing and thinking over your exam strategy. Do not, I repeat, do not in caps. Do not learn any new content or Karam the night before. Just don't do any of that, just like revision. Also, guys, you want to have a really good dinner and don't stay up too late the night before. This will help you set up a good night's sleep. So when it comes to a good night's sleep, what does that mean? That means you should aim for 6 to 8 hours of sleep. Also, guys, be sure to set an alarm, uh, on your phone or alarm clock, whichever one you have. If you have both, said it on both. But don't set an alarm that's too late and one that will make you rush that morning in the morning before the exam. You'll also want to have a really good and filling breakfast full of macronutrients, which are carbohydrates, fat and protein. So your brain has the energy to function throughout the exam. Um, I would recommend something like eggs, bacon and toast, which are some of my favorites or pancakes. Now, Like I said before, bacon, eggs, toast. They are my go to exam breakfast. I would, however, be weary of cereals, though, because cereals don't really fill you up as well as safe, something like bacon and necks. So if you are going to eat cereals, I would recommend giving, you know, adding something else, something like like maybe an egg or maybe a piece of fruit just to complement the serial, because cereal alone, in my opinion, isn't enough to sustain your energy levels during the exam. Now, ladies and gentlemen, if you have time to spare in the morning, you can go to the gym and exercise, or you can take a brisk walk. Now, this is an optional addition to your pre exam routine, Anakin, and it can help with nerves. It can help promote blood flow, and it will also overall help. You get that extra spark of energy for the exam. I would also recommend having a shower before the exam to feel refreshed. Because this refreshing feeling after a shower will prime your mind for the rigors of the exam. And it will also help you relax. Now, when it comes to clothing, Ladies and gentlemen, this isn't something that is usually paid attention to, but it is really important. You want to wear something, you feel confident and do not approach the step half as early as this. That can make a huge difference in your performance. You want to wear something nice, something you feel good in. Now, off course, there are some limits. Say, for example, you're not gonna wear a three piece custom suit to an exam. You're just gonna look obnoxious. But if you look good, you feel good. Your confidence goes up and that confidence carries over to the exam. Because some of my personal best performances came when I put effort into what I wore and some of what and some of my worst performances came when I went to the exam dressed in what I slept in. Now, when it comes to traveling to your exam, you want to be sure to leave extra earlier than usual. I recommend giving yourself at least an hour's leeway to accommodate for any possible unforeseen circumstances, like traffic delays and whatever. Now, on the way to the examine, you want to listen to music. This will help calm your nerves and keep your mind focused. But come, but guys don't listen to music that will either hype you up too much or relax. He too much that's too lethargic. You want to listen to something with a steady beat and a steady pace so guys don't listen to slow jazz or anything like that. But Dunnigan also don't listen to something high p like like i the tire right? You your do hype, you're gonna get drained of your emotional energy because all of your emotional energy is gonna be going into the music. If you're too relaxed, your brain won't be primed enough to take on the rigors of the exam. So again, guys steady, be steady pace not to hype, not too relaxed. Now, if you take public transport, meditation can help a lot. It's a really good option for relaxing yourself and managing the stress that you have now on public transport. You might want to also listen to music along with meditating on. You can even go on social media on your smartphone, although, however, went on social media, you'd want to stay away from groups, pages or people that are talking and stressing about the exam that will just freak you out and you're performance will suffer now, while on public transport, you can also do some light note reading or exam light study like solving quick and easy exam style questions you are comfortable with that will reinforce your confidence in your exam performance. Now, I do not recommend intensive studying on public transport, so you don't want to do questions that are too difficult. And you also especially do not want to cram in any new content. Guys, you want to spend this time relaxing and mentally preparing for the examination. So once you arrive at the examination place, you can begin going through your pre exam preparation for the hours right before the exam. 6. Right Before the Exam: the hours before the Exam: Now that you've arrived at the examination place and you are waiting for one or maybe a few hours before the exam, there are things that you need to do to fully prepare and prime yourself for the actual exam. So right before the exam, you can't be too hyped and you can't be too lethargic. You need to be centered. You need to exist between the two extremes. At this point, your adrenaline is going to be running at an all time high. You're gonna feel nervous. You're gonna feel anxious. But don't worry, guys. It's all completely normal. So, ladies and gentlemen, you want to get to the exam venue at least in my recommendation, at least half a hour before the actual exempt. Don't be one of those guys who is rushing to the exam place and arrived there right before the clock starts. You're gonna you're gonna feel rushed. Your blood pressure and your heart rate is gonna be way too high, and you will not have done the mental preparation necessary to be fully primed to perform. I, in fact, made this mistake very recently and I wasn't really prepared for the exam at all. mentally wise. In short, I failed the subject. Now, once you are outside the examine you, you want to begin your pre exam routine so this could be light note reading and then listening to music. Don't revise too intensely at the structure because you'll expend energy you need for the exam. And of course, you don't want to cram and learn you content My personal exam pre exam strategy is that our just have it depends on my mood that day I would either listen to some music. Ah, one revised listen to music and I would stare into space other days I might have no music on. And I'll just take in all the ambient sounds around me and I would look into space out, empty my mind and prime my mind for the exam. Now, if you have an extroverted personality, you might want to talk to friends that will help you keep. Come now you want to avoid talking about the details and the nuances of the exam go because doing that will psych you out. You want to talk about topics unrelated to the exam like what do they have for dinner last night? What are they planning to do after the exam? Or I know what happened on Netflix on game of Thrones or whatever. Just something unrelated to the exam, right? But if you are introverted, such as myself, again, listen to relaxing music with a steady beat or just empty your mind and exist in the moment , right? This will help relax you and prime me for the exam. Now, at this point, I would advise against going on social media such as Facebook or Twitter because he might see something that will make you upset, anxious and even way too happy. For example, guys, you might go on Twitter, and you might learn of a horrific terrorist attack, and this could make you feel extremely angry, which will mentally and emotionally distract you from the exam. You want to keep your mind presence, and in the moment Instagram and Snapchat, however, should be fine because it's not usually used as a platform for world news. Me personally, I like to go on Instagram before an exam just to clear my mind and to see what everyone else is doing, as long as it's unrelated to be exam. Now, guys at this point. If you are getting over anxious, just take deep breaths and relax. And also, guys, if you need to cleanse your bells, do it now while you still have time. Do not do it during the exam, because if you do it during the exam, it will take up too much time time, which could have been used to answer questions. Finally, guys understand that you have studied as much as you could and that you are prepared as you can be. Don't freak out about not studying enough. And don't dwell, right? Don't dwell on how much more you could have studied. Just focus on what needs to be done. Be confident in what you have learned and how you have prepared and prime yourself for the exam. 7. During the Exam: Examination Techniques Part 1: before you even think about the right mindset for years, and you need the right tools. Do you have the right calculator? You have to make sure is your exam calculator are non calculator? What kind of materials can you bring into an exam? Because bringing a calculator into a non calculator exam could disqualify you from taking the exam, and you might even receive a fine from the university. And not taking a calculator into a calculator exam is mental Uzice A. Marks. So if it's a calculator exam, you want to bring to calculators that are approved by your school or university, just in case one of them runs out. And that should go for all of your exam materials. Your exam. Stationary kid. You want to bring double of everything, So if you bring panty, need to bring as many pens as you can bring. As many pencils educate and bring to a rages, bring two rulers. Bring everything because it's a crazy world. Guys, you never know what can happen. Bring a whole stash of them, which is what I do. I bring a whole bunch of pens into the exams because you never know one of them might run up, two of them might run out. You want to prepare for the absolute worst, so bring double of everything to every exam. I also recommend bringing a watch to your exam, just in case you are seated far away from the clock. You also want to bring glasses as well. Because if you are seated far away from a clock, you want to, of course, be able to see the clock. And you know, you never know. Theo exam, Theo, Exempt Writing the the lettering of your exam It might be a little too small than what you're used to, so glasses is always a good option. I also recommend bringing tissues into the exam. If you get a runny nose or, you know, you never know what can happen, you might get a running nose. You might even get a bleeding nose. You want to be prepared for anything? Now, if it's an open book exams, you want to make sure that you bring all of your reading material. If there is a certain limit to your reading material, of course you want. You don't want to bring any more than that. But if there is specified what you can bring. You want to bring as much of that material as you can. So when it comes to reading material, you want to bring as much as you might think you need because you never know when you might need them. Or if you might. Because if you think that you once you go into the exam, if you think that you don't need any material once again to the exam and then you your mind starts blanking, you are going to You're going to wish that you brought that reading material So guys, prepare your reading material beforehand. And of course, ladies and gentlemen, please please switch your phones off or turn it into solid mode or airplane mode. Now the last thing you want is your phone to go off in the exam because not only will it be a mental distraction during the exam, you might get fined by your school or university for your phone going off. It could even worse, you could cause you to be disqualified or removed from the exam, and you might get a fat mark off zero for the exam, which is what you do not want. Now there are three stages to every exam. There is the beginning, the middle and the end. Now each part of the exam each stage of the exam will require different techniques and strategies to perform Well, now this is important when you are in an exam, right? Listen carefully. When you are an exam, don't actively think or wonder. Oh my gosh, what stage of my in right now It will all come organically and you're going to transition into each stage without you even thinking about it. So right before the exam, what you want to do is you want to breathe. You want to get your heart rate under control and you want to have a sip of water. A good sip aboard. Now, if you are given reading time which most exams will give you, you want to use that time to read every single part of your exam. OK, during this time, you want to take mental notes, take a note of information given to you in the exam. You'll also want to note how much time you will need to answer each question you want to understand and figure out for yourself Okay, How am I going to approach each question? And which order am I going to answer each question? You need to go through that process of thinking. How am I going to tackle these questions during the reading time? So it's very important that you take reading time very seriously. In general reading time, you will be given about 10 to 15 minutes, so go through the your entire exam and take reading time. Seriously, guys, you don't want to miss to step up because the plan that the strategy that you make during reading time can immensely help you throughout the exam. So when it comes to answering questions, my recommendation is a tempting a question that is easy but also worth a large amount of marks. For your first question. Now you want to attempt the easiest questions first, as well as the questions that are worth of most marks, and you want to see the more the more difficult questions for later, as well as the questions that aren't worth as much marks because attempting the more difficult questions immediately at the start of the exam, you're going to struggle and it will lower your confidence for the rest of your exam and will take a while to get their confidence back. So you want to make a really good start on your exam? Also, ladies and gentlemen, if you find that you cannot answer those really difficult questions at the beginning of the exam, your performance might dip a little and you want to start your exam strong. Teoh, Get that momentum going right? So that's why answering easy questions at the start, it's still important. You also want to get those easy questions, those easy marks out of the way, right off the bat. Now, once you begin the exam again, quickly read over the questions that you will attempt first in the exam. You want to underline any key points in the question and any key information that you need to after the question. Now, when you are answering a written question, remember to explain the concept using keywords and terminologies that you've learned throughout the semester. Throughout the term, if you are answering a mathematical question right, you want to know down and list, Um, in your answer, all the key values that you need to answer the question all the data that you will need another thing. Guys, if your teacher has given you a certain format of answering those exam questions, you want to follow it to a T. For example, your chemistry lecture, right? My tell you to write down the assumptions that you make before you make before you write down the answer. So the assumptions say, for example, what kind of chemical states it's in the chemical equation you use. So when you're answering such a question, you want to write all that stuff down. If that's the format that your teacher has set, remember guys a deviating away from their established format might make you lose marks. OK, now it's going to depend on how lenient your lecture or teacher is, but most of the time you will lose marks if you deviate away from their established format . Also, guys, I said this before, But if you are answering a math question show all working out, show all of your steps. Don't just write the final answer because even if you get the final answer wrong and but you show working out, you might be able to scrape up some extra consequential marks for showing working out and showing your thinking process because that's what you are being examined on. How well you know the concepts. So as if you are answering a written question explaining a concept and have absolutely no idea how to answer it even is after several attempts. Just explain parts of the concept you understand, even if you don't really know the final answer, because writing more is better than writing less now. The only way that writing more is not better than writing list is if writing more might make you news marks. Even if you know, if extra writing makes your final exam even more room, then, yeah, you probably lose marks. Um and but just understand, the examiners want to see what you know about the concept. Now. If you ever get stuck on a question and you make no progress for 1 to 2 minutes, take a deep breath, relax and move on to another question. Don't try and force an answer out of yourself. In fact, guys, I have done many exams where I have been stuck on a question for 10 minutes on struggle, struggle, struggle, struggle, After which I finally eventually gave up on that question. I moved on to another question, and the funny thing is, once I got back to that original question, it would come to me. The answer would come to me in a matter of seconds. So don't force an answer out of yourself. When you get stuck, relax. Move on to another question. Now, once you write down your final examination, answer. Make sure that your examiners can clearly see it so you can do that by circling your answer , underlining its highlighting it or drawing a box around your final answer. Guys, if there is ever a time you need to go to the toilet during the exam, then go. Please, guys, go do not hold it in Holding. Holding your stuffing provides an unnecessary destruction throughout the exam. You can't focus on exam because you're gonna be to focus on trying to hold it in. In fact, guys, I want to try to hold it in for the entire example. One of my exams a few years ago and it was one of the West exam performances of my life. So when is the middle of a really long exam you might start to feel tired even drowsy. At this point, the adrenaline has worn off a little bit because you had kind of settled in to your exam. Now, at this point, if it's been a while since you're less massive meal, you might even start to get hungry. So if the exam authorities allow you to bring in food in the exam, now is the time to eat. Now this only depends on whether they allow food. If they don't allow food, then it goes without saying Don't eat anything and just try the best that you can. But if they do allow food, eat now. Also, guys, of course, do not forget to constantly hydrate yourself throughout the exam so that your brain won't die on you. Now, guys, if you're doing well in a certain section of the exam, don't stop. Don't stop and move on to another section. Keep going. You want to keep that momentum. Keep going until he either gets stuck on the question or the question is completely answered. Use that momentum to your advantage. Keep the momentum keep to keep the train moving. And don't stop until the question is completely finished or you get stuck and you have to move on. Now, whenever your brain hits a sort of low during exam, that's okay. It might mean that your brain might need a really short break. So what I do what I recommend you guys to do is to just lie back and just stare into space for 30 seconds to two minutes, right? No longer no shorter. If you go any longer, you lose momentum. If you go any shorter, then your brain wouldn't have recovered enough, and it'll still feel tired. So once you feel you are ready to continue with the exam, continue. But until then, just sit back. Breathe. Start this guy. Let your brain rest for a few minutes or a few seconds, up from 30 seconds to two minutes. Your brain should be resting if you if your brain has hit a lull during the exam. So in this section off the course, we have looked at techniques that we can use at the beginning of the exam and for parts of the middle exam techniques that you can use in the middle exam. And for the next part, we will look. We'll continue to look at the middle of the exam but will then start to look at what to do during the end of the exam. 8. During the Exam: Examination Techniques Part 2: So we have now settled into the middle of the exam, and now we are racing towards the end of exam. So what do you do now? Remember, guys in an exam, you have time constraints. And if you are writing in pen and you make a mistake, don't waste your time applying correction fluid on the specifically instructed by the examiners. Instead, just neatly crust or scribbling at your mistake and continue. Now, don't scribble out too much of your answer, right? Don't scribble too much of your mistakes. So this is so the examiners can see your work, and they might have a better grasp off what you understand, how much you understand the same follows. If you are writing in pencil and you make a mess a mistake, unless you are specifically specifically instructed by your examiners to erase a mistake. And unless is a drawing with a really minor error, you're better off just crossing it out and moving on to another bit of paper. Don't waste your time rubbing up the entire drawing or the entire answer. Just cross it out. So has what do I mean by neatly crossing out an answer rather than scribbling all over it is what I mean. You see that? Do this? Not this, however, guys, if the exam allows both pen and pencil to write answers, I would strongly discourage you from writing in pencil because your exam could be physically handled many times. And this could lead to the removal of pencil markings. And you know your exact your your examine answer might be lost the time. So in this case, right pen as it's more permanent and the markings will be lost even when it's physically handled. Many times now, if he exams, supplies extra exam writing paper than don't be afraid to use as much paper as you can. Within reason, of course. Now don't let a self imposed paper limits be a mental distraction for you. During these m use as much paper as you need to and goes. Be sure to keep track. Be sure to keep track of the time throughout the exam because the last thing you want is to be caught off guard when you realize you don't have as much time left as you once thought, because most of the time examiners will let you know when there are only a certain number of minutes left in an exam. Now you need to be aware of this. And when this does happen, keep your composure. All right, just relax. Note how much time you have left and plan accordingly. So when is the waning stages of these M This is when students tend to lose their composure because this is when when the pressure really mounts. So of course, students aren't actually going to start freaking out everything. It might feel weird, right? You might. You might feel to you guys that Arnold, this shouldn't be happening to me. But it's OK. It's normal. Everyone goes through this. Just remember guys to stay focus and to keep your composure. What you want to do now is to try and finish the question that you are on right now as quickly as possible. Don't spend too long on the current question. Okay, when the end of the exam is near, really, the name of the game is to try and get a get as many extra marks as you can, and not necessarily trying to finish as many questions as you can remember that finishing questions at this point is a bonus. The important thing is actually getting marks. So at this point of the exam, take a deep breath sips of water if you have any left and look at any questions that you have left on answered. Decide which questions are worth the final effort based on the length of the question, based on the difficulty of the question. And then you plan, according because at this point it is far too late into the exam to worry about the number of marks in each question that you have left. You want to answer the absolute easiest and shortest questions first, no matter how many marks they are worth, It's all about easy marks at this point, guys. Now, don't worry about giving a perfect or even great answer. At this point, you just need to give an answer. For example, don't spend an entire paragraph explaining a concept with fine details. Just write that points of the main, but of the main bits if applicable. Now, if you still have time to spare, you have the option of checking over your answers. You don't want to spend too much time doing this, though. Just game quickly over your answers correct Any minor errors you see and at any minor details that you might want to add. Now, if you've answered every question that you can, but you still have some and unanswered questions left and you still have a little bit of Thailand, go back to the unanswered, difficult questions you couldn't answer before, say anything relevant to the topic, right? Anything relevant to the topic and or question It doesn't just write something because you never know. You might get one or two marks here and there. If the Examiner is generous enough, try not to leave any questions unanswered. Say something. Anything. Guys, just give yourself at least some chance to get a few extra marks. And, of course, do not leave any multiple choice questions. Blank. If you still have even just a minute left in the exam, guests just gets put something done. Make a pattern of guesses. If you want in your multiple choice questions, just don't leave any of them blank. Now, when the examiners tell you that the exam is over, finished the question. You're on the best that you can, and then once that's done, put your pen down, take a deep breath, relax and push the exam away from you because the exam is now over 9. After the Exam: Returning to normality and preparing for future Exams: now, one aspect of exam preparation that is very much overlooked by a lot of students is what happens after the exam. But what happens after the exam is key. If you want to improve for future examinations. Now, guys, once you leave the exam, don't talk about the exam. All right? Don't talk about what kind of grade you might get. Don't talk about how you did and just what you did wrong. What you did, right. Don't talk about the exam. This will kill your confidence as well as killed the confidence of your friends. At this point, guys, you want to take your mind completely off the exam. So one way to do that and one of my go to way to do that If you just listen to music with a steady and constant beat, you can even listen to slow lethargic music if you want to. Because at this point, you know your body is has exhausted almost all of its adrenaline because throughout the exam your body has been flooded with so much adrenaline. Now your body after the exam, your body has to recover and a good way to do that is listening to slow music. Now, don't listen to hyping music or else the adrenaline is gonna come back flooding again. Your blood pressure is going to rise up again and you won't be able to recover after the exam. So, guys, you want to avoid doing anything to mentally straining list right after the exempt such intense training, putting out fires in your work or in your relationships, right? Your body is tired and your mind is tired. So right now your mind needs to rest. OK, so don't strain your mind even more. Your mind has had enough strain from the exams. Okay, Now your mind needs to rest If you want to get back into the cycle of doing anything straining with like like I said, putting out fires in your work in your relationships, I recommend that doing a few days after the exam. Now, guys, you want to have some sort of reward system in place once you complete the exam and you know this will serve as a positive reinforcement to always study for exams and to reward yourself for hard work. So this could be like going out to eat at restaurants, buying something for yourself like a new piece of clothing or maybe some new gadgets or equipment. You could go to the cinema, hang out with your friends. You can even do something as simple as going home and watching Netflix, right? It's up to you. But it's really important that you have some sort of reward system now, when it comes to the state of mind, what you want to do is when you when you think that you've done well, you have even more reason to reward yourself. But if you believe that you have flunked the exam, don't punish yourself. And don't beat yourself up just again. Reward yourself, right? Even if he did, if even if he didn't do well, just reward yourself with relax, ation and wrist. Now, if your mindset is negative and you believe you did not do well in that exam and you have another exam in just a few hours, I know it is difficult. I know it's hard because you just did terrible on an exam, But guys, try your best. Okay, try your best to forget about the exam. Empty it completely out of your mind and refocus and rethink, reach, strategize for your next exam, right? So you need to have a clean slate going into that next exam. Now, for me personally, whenever I believe I have done poorly in an exam. Usually what I would do is that I would listen to some slow classical music that relaxes me and takes my mind off it, or I will go home, and I would watch some YouTube to cope with it. Also one of my go to things to do if I have done poorly in exam, or even if I am upset or depressed in general. One thing I would do is that I would watch Disney movies because they always seem to calm me down, and they always seem to brighten up my mood, even if it's just a little bit. So give those a try again, guys, I said this before, but if you have an exam straight after the previous exam, like a few hours after, then you want to spend a good half hour or even more to relax yourself and then you want to repeat your pre exam routine for your next exam. Now, once a few days have passed since your exam, right Either you can throw out your written or printed notes, or you can stash them away where you cannot see them. Now. This step is important because this step as a finality to the subject or the unit and it symbolizes that you are done now. Doing this also tricks your brain into thinking that you have accomplished something you technically did. But you trick your brain anyway. Now, if you believe that you may have done poorly in your exam and that you might have to redo the exam at some point in time, it's a good idea to hold on to your notes. Guys, be sure to evaluate every aspect of your performance in the exam in the days after you want to do that. In the days after not know everything that you have done well and also everything that you did poorly. Now you want to continue to incorporate the things that you've done well in your example for preparation and performance, and you want to reflect and rectify on the things that you did wrong. That things that you did not do well, you wanna also evaluate and understand how you prepare. You want to look at how you prepared as well. You want to look at every variable. So, in the weeks leading up to the exam, were you up to date with the content? Did you eat a healthy diet? Did you get enough sleep? Um does your study environment You have to look at your study environment doesn't need adjusting. What about your pre exam ritual? What did you do? What you do. What did you do, right? What did you do wrong? Were you in the right state of mind for your exam during the exam? Did you have a good plan of action? Did you prioritize the questions? Well, all of these factors are important in improving your future exam performance. Now, after you reflect on every aspect on every factor of your examination, performance and preparation, please understand that every exam is a learning experience and our exam technique and preparation will improve. The more exams that we take in the future. In the end, guys understand that you have done as well as he could in the exam that you tried your best and you work hard and he gave it everything that you have Well, least I hope you did. But guys, in the end, at the end of the day, the main variable for examination success is effort, right? Did you put in the work? Are you willing to put in the work? Are you willing to sacrifice time for yourself in order to reach examination success in order to excel in the exams? Are you willing to do all of those things? Because you have to understand guys, that strategy and planning and all of that stuff. They are all important and they play a big role in examination success. But they are useless if you do not put in the effort into executing that exam strategy. So guys after the exam, if you reflect upon what you did, if you are self aware, if you incorporate all of these techniques after the exam, then I can guarantee that your future examination performance will improve 10. Bonus Exam Hacks: So, guys, Now let's have a little fun. Let's talk about some bonus examination. Hoechst, it's you conduce you in any kind of situation. So let's get to it. So, guys, one heck that you can do right before the exam is to assume a para pose. Now a para pose, as you can probably tell, is a pose where you feel powerful. Right? So what do you want to do is you want to find an empty bathroom or a large mirror? You want to stand in front of it, look at yourself and whip out a power post now, doing this will boost your confidence and it will prime your mind for the battle ahead. So, guys, let me tell you about some of my go to para poses. One of my go to para poses is the Western shooter power pose where I pretend that I'm a cowboy firing a six shooter. I also have the modern handgun para pose where I pretend that I'm reloading and shooting and firing a modern gun. I have a firing the crowd oppose where I beckon an invisible crowd to stand up. I also even have a super saying and a comma on may oppose. And ladies and gentlemen, I even stole N B. A player, Stefan Curry's Tap on the Chests and Point oppose. Now guys having a signature power post will help you prepare for the exam because it will help build you up before the exam tries to bring you down. So that's why Para Poses, in my opinion, are so important. And they will help boost your exam performance. Now when it comes to music me personally, I would not recommend studying with music. However, there are those that cannot study without certain types of music. They can focus without certain types of music. One example is, you know, classical. That's the usual example, and there's actually research to back this up. In fact, studies have shown that classical music, you know, for some, it helps with focus. It helps improve focus, and it helps improve content retention for some people. So for those people who need music right, by all means, if it works, listen to music, but only if it improves your study center. If it doesn't improve it at all, or if it makes it worse off course, keep music at abuse decisions now when it comes to coffee guys, I personally I would not recommend coffee because it doesn't work for me. I mean, I don't really drink coffee that much at all. I would say it's optional only if you absolutely need that boost. If it's a really early mornings morning exam, if you needed to wake up. And if you think that you can handle that inevitable crash later up, guys, be very wary of drinking too much coffee because the crash will be massive. It will be a huge right, and you you know, that crash could occur at the worst time during the exam. My recommendations. If you are going to drink coffee, you want to limit yourself to just one cup and he don't want to go with a coffee. That is way too caffeinated. Guy's a better alternative from coffee that I would personally recommend is tea or hot chocolate. They will give you that same pick me up effect as coffee will give you without the crash later on. Finally, guys. One cool hack that you can do to improve your focus during the exams to help improve your overall exam performance is teach you gum because from all the experiences that I've experienced in all the research that I've done, chewing gum can help you increase your focus. It can help increase your neural efficiency. It can also help calm your nerves during an exam. So if you get that pre exam jitters, Judum now, guys, believe it or not, chewing gum can also help during the hay fever season, when your nose gets stuffy and blocked and you know your years get stuffy and block everything gets stuffing block during the hay fever season. Now you can actually chew gum to clear out your nose in your ears so that you can actually breathe during the exam. You can optimize your oxygen intake during the exam, and you won't allow yourself to be distracted by your sniffles during the exam. So guys Judum So, guys, I talked about a few exam hacks here, but I'm sure that there is a lot of exam packs that I haven't even discovered yet, right that I haven't talked about here, so as if you can find a really cool examination hack, pre exam, post exam, whatever and exam preparation or performance. Heck that you confined and that you can implement into your routine That actually helps your exam performs. Use it. Oh, and if you do find a cool exam hack, let me know. I want to know what to. 11. Class Project: Creating an Exam Strategy: So, ladies and gentlemen, your class project for this course is to create your own examination strategy. So we already have some sort of examination strategy before exam. I'm I'm sure most of you who are serious about exams have some sort of strategy in place. So do you have a study environment that you're comfortable? And do you have a go to music playlist? They go to breakfast, for example. And what do you do in exam? What do you take into an exempt? What kind of pens? Pencils, rulers, calculators? Do you have a special examination? Stationary kid, right before an exam. So, ladies and gentlemen, what you are going to do is you were going to take pictures of different aspects of your examination. Shoji, you're going to take pictures of the breakfast that you eat. The meals that you eat. You're stationary. Kids, your study environment, the reward system that you have in place after the exam. You can even take screenshots of music. And you can even post your workout. Your work up on your workout splits. You will post anything related to your exam performance and we will evaluate what is good and what is bad about your exam performance based on the principles and attacked itself. We've learned today, once you have been able to come up with some adjustments, your exam strategy, you will implement them, and then you will adjust the exam strategy accordingly. So, guys, I want to hear all of your examination strategies. I want to see all of your examination strategies. So start putting up those pictures, start putting up those projects right now. 12. Conclusion: so at the conclusion of this course, he should now have a better understanding off how to maximize your performance in an exam. You've learned how to properly construct a good study environment. You've learned how to study properly and what techniques you should use and how you should prepare. And you've learned how to build a lifestyle that is conducive to a productive exam, period. And of course, you have learned what to do in different examination scenarios, how to respond to different situations and how to develop good techniques in tackling. You're exempt. You've also learned what to do once you leave the exam. So now that you have all of these skills and knowledge, the only thing left to do now is practice. Practice your exam technique, practice your exam preparation, build up a productive exam lifestyle and build the right mindset in approaching the exams. The more you practice, ladies and gentlemen, the more confidence you build in your exam strategy and the more confidence you will have in your exam ability and in the end, the better your grays will be. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much for stopping by my course. All the best for your exams and your studies. Now all of you, ladies and gentlemen, go out there and kill those exams.