Education system is existent around all nationalities across the globe, though the infrastructure & curriculums vary a notch from region to region. The most scalable & globally accepted form of measuring the aptitude of students learning under such education systems has been taken to be numerous written & viva tests. But is that all we need; may be not. This is because the standards of such tests are more often than not unverifiable. Many queries may arise in this context as to the relevance of framed questions, general outlook of students & teachers to such tests etc. Often is the case that, students tend to bog down & perform badly at tests owing to the perception of the toughness of the framed questions & career opportunities such tests offer.
Approach to taking tests:
At school level, the assessment or terminal tests taken are found to be relevant as syllabuses are bounded to a certain number of lessons. But the need for a thoughtful approach to taking tests becomes evident when opting for professional courses & corresponding entry level tests. The mere picturization of the syllabus & general mass perception about such tests often make test takers feel like having nausea. The associated stress mounts by leaps & bounds when they picturize the situation at homes & between friends if they fail to get through the test. Some common studying & stress busting tips include:
- Don’t try to study the whole syllabus at one go before a fortnight of exams, this leads to anxiety & bad memory.
- Conceptualize all the principle topics covered in the syllabus, this way it’s easier to remember related sub-topics.
- Don’t go by the domain of the test; remind yourself constantly, there are many more such tests.
- Never allow thoughts like all-or-nothing to grab your attention before tests
- On the day of test, make sure you arrive at test centre well before scheduled starting time.