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What should I do?
This is most probably the question which comes into your mind first thing first in the morning. The clock is ticking and the examination is drawing near. At this moment, a lot of students are trying to clock studying hours as much as they can and force themselves to memorize a huge amount of information. It doesn’t work that way.
Let us share with you some simple tips to make use of the remaining time.
Put in Your Best Effort
Doing your best is not a question. Not for the sake of getting good grades, but it’s so that you don’t look back in regret. The worst feeling ever in life is looking back at your life and telling yourself, “I should have done better.” The best magic trick that we can share with you is to always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Doing your best is more important than being the best.
Focus on Emphasizing Your Strength Rather than Fixing Your Weakness
Thor didn’t spend his life competing to run as fast as Flash and Spiderman aint wasting his time to pull up Thor’s hammer from the ground. Everyone has their own strengths. What you need to do now is to identify them and make use of it for yourself.
Instead of stressing yourself with things which you really don’t know how to do, make sure that you can score full marks for every single thing you are expert in. Don’t let the examiners steal your mark.
If you really have that one question which makes you feel so curious that you can’t sleep, seek for help and don’t spend the whole day just for that one particular question. Make sure that every single second spend is worthwhile.
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Be Mentally Prepared
Every battle is won before it is fought when you are mentally prepared. Feed yourself with confidence, not fear and complacency. Compliment yourself when you solve a challenging question but do not be complacent.
One of the greatest mistakes done by a lot of students is cramming one day before the exam and stressing themselves. Trust us, it will bring you more harm than good.
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Run Your Own Race
There is no need to keep comparing yourself with your friends, how much they have done, what are they going to do and what they are going to study simply because you have no time for that. Don’t stress yourself with unnecessary pressure. You may need certain drills and revisions that they don’t and vice versa. So, just focus on working on what you need.
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If You Get Tired, Learn to Rest, Not to Quit
When I was a student myself, I would think that resting was not important and it was just a waste of time. I was totally wrong! Pushing yourself excessively will make you feel so exhaustive that the next day will be totally not productive.
It is okay to reward yourself with short breaks and good meals as long as you can control yourself. If not, seek help from people around you to work on the schedule of the day and work towards it. Feeling fresh will help your brain thinks better.
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PSLE is not your finish line. There’s still a long way for you to go. Do your very best so that you don’t have to look back in regrets.
If you still have any other concern before your exam or simply need a listening ear, feel free to contact us through our Whatsapp or Facebook. We will do our best to share what we can to help you maximise your time before the exam.