Probably you have been preparing yourself for this moment the whole semester and today is finally one of the most memorable and fearful days of your life: the day of the exam. At this stage, you have already learned almost everything you could, but regardless of this fact, it's possible that your results may not mirror your hard studying for days and days at the end. So, check some useful advice on how to maximize your performance on this frightful day:
Get a good rest
No doubt, it is an essential piece of advice but is often disregarded by the students. Our brains are at their best when they are well-rested. So don't pull an all-nighter, as it won't give you much help. On the contrary, if you are exhausted and tired on the day of your exam, you will have a hard time recalling all the information learned. So reread your notes during the day and go to bed early in order to get enough hours of sleep.
Get enough time
Make sure you have enough time to get ready and have a proper breakfast without panicking and rushing. Check all the things needed and the venue and time of the exam, to be convinced you haven't confused anything. Have a balanced breakfast and don't eat any risky food! Come to the exam beforehand in order not to worry about being late. Don't forget to take a bottle of water with you as anxiousness sometimes can cause a thirst, and that is a very distracting feeling during the exam time.
All the worries aside
Always try to keep a grip of your nervousness. Each time you feel you are losing control, take a few deep breaths and count to ten. Repeat to yourself that you are confident in your knowledge and everything will be fine, only a couple of hours left till the end of this disaster. While waiting for the beginning, try to stay away from any panicking students in order not to absorb their negative energy. If you are calm and concentrated on doing well, you will succeed!
Get to work
Don't forget to sign your exam paper. Open it, attentively look through all the tasks and try to budget the approximate time needed for the each one you have there. You may even write the specified amount of minutes on the paper in order to plan your exam time. Begin with the assignments you know and leave the hard ones for the end. You have to solve each section within the deadline planned or you may run out of time! If you don't understand a question, don't be shy to ask a teacher for a clarification. This will help you to avoid any confusion and give the clear answers.
Plan some time to review your paper before handing it in. When you have already finished, check all your answers carefully. In writing sections, edit your text carefully for any misspellings and grammar mistakes. That's it. Now you may relax and wait for your excellent results! Good luck!