Having a hard time with exams is something hundreds of teenagers go through, everyone knows that, but even with this known fact, why do we feel so alone when we’re struggling?
Everyone has different ways of learning, understanding and remembering. It’s not always so easy how to find out how you learn.
I am currently in my 4th year of high school and a few months ago I started on my GCSE exams. Throughout these almost 4 years of practise exams and emotions, I have tried multiple ways of revising and preparing so I wouldn’t have a hard time with my exams, but a lot of the time it didn’t work. I didn’t do well on my GCSE mocks due to not knowing ways to revise. I was confident I’d do well because I’ve always been good at science, maths, english. I thought if I tried hard enough and revised (in ways that didn’t essentially work) I’d be okay.
Turns out I did awful. I was so frustrated that I couldn’t do well in my GCSE mocks since I’d done so well, being a good student, during the past three years in school, although not everyone had done too well, the ones who did do better than I did, got me frustrated.
I continued to try to figure out how I could effectively revise.
I saw online a tip saying to see what type of learner I was, at first I didn’t know what that even meant. I did a quiz and it showed me I was a visual learner. I did another one and it told me the same thing. All of the quizzes I took told me I was a visual learner. I decided to research how a visual learner could revise and I found so many ways that helped me memorise and learn things a lot better. Since, I’ve been doing well in classes and trying to view things from a different perspective so I can learn it visually.
If you’re feeling stressed about exams, or just memorising things in class, please do not give up or think you’re unintelligent. Everybody has a certain way to understand things, and sometimes, like me, it takes a while.
I suggest some things if you’re stressed while revising.
I hope I can be of help to you all. Exams are something everyone goes through but hundreds of people deal with it in different ways. You may feel alone and that you’re the only one struggling but I promise you, after all of your hard work it’ll be over and you’ll come out with a result you’re proud of.
Remember the sentence:
“I am the best version of myself”
Remind yourself that you are you and nothing can be better than your best. Sometimes, cheering yourself on can be more effective than an entire crowd.
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