Students usually get anxious whenever they are expected to take examinations.
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It could be due to inadequate preparations for the test.
It could also result from a general lack of understanding of the programme of study.
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It gets to a point in time in an exam hall when one realizes that there is little hope for success.
YEN.com.gh has sampled a number of things people impulsively do when they are their wits end.
1. Begin a conversation with the invigilator.
This tactic usually comes when you wish to be in his good books.
For no important reason, you look for something about him for which you could give praises.
2. Your eyes scan the entire room, in a bid to find something that would trigger a memory.
More often than not, it get so serious that it attracts the attention of the invigilator.
3. You keep looking at the time.
If there is a clock in the room, you would continuously star at time.
In extreme cases, you would wish you can move time forward so that the ‘nightmare’ would come to an end.
This gets more frustrating if you realize every other candidate is busily writing.
4. Then there are times the invigilator may come close to your desk.
This could be as a result of boredom on his part
It could also mean he is suspicious of you, as a result of your constantly-moving head.
This tempts you to write things you never originally intended to.
5. The final step, is a strong desire to verify the details involved in writing a resit.
You would also wonder the effect of a failure in the paper on your Grade Point Average (GPA).
Writing an exam calls for extensive preparation.
Preparations in this sense spans from academic through psychological to physical training.
When attention is paid to all of such aspects, excellence is usually the end result.
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