Introduction Examination time is a tension time for students as well as their parents. Students have to concentrate well on their studies to do well in their exams. The fear and tension become much more on students as the parents and teachers from both the sides put pressure on them. Parents and teachers have to see that the students should not feel psychological or physical pressure during their preparation for their exams and so that they take exam event as a festival. Students should get sufficient relaxation time in between their successive study time which helps to refresh their mind as well as for their body. Students, parents, and teachers have to follow certain methods to make their exams' event a happy one.
Ways for students to overcome the pressure of examsStudents every year have to face final or annual exams to promote themselves to next higher level of their studies. So at the time of exams so many doubts arise into their minds like whether they can score well or not in the exams or whether they can do better in a particular subject or not. Such type of thoughts will bring psychological fear, tension, and pressure in the mind of the student. But if the student prepares himself/herself in an organized way well before the exams, one can take the exams in a bold and confident way.
Role of parentsParents have a greater role in reducing the fear, tension, and pressure of exams of their children. Parents have to keep the following things in their mind while they are preparing their wards for the exams.
Yes, examinations are bringing a lot of pressure not only to the students but also to their parents. These are the days of competition. One should work hard to be successful and attain their goals. This competitive atmosphere is only giving a lot of pressure to the students.
Students should try their best and face the examinations but they should not get pressurised. They should know their strong points and weak points and try to concentrate on their weak points to overcome. They should not compare with others and feel inferior.
Parents should also know the capabilities of their children and should not put pressure on them by telling about other students who are doing better than their kids. Everyone can't become a Tendulkar. The parents should assess the capabilities of their children and see that they perform to their maximum level. If they pressurise more there is every chance that the children will become ineffective.
A nice article on the aspect of fear of exams in the minds of the students.
In my opinion, this fear of exam in the minds of the children is the outcome of how they are brought up and how their aspirations were channelized by the parents during their tender age.
Exams are not a taboo matter. They are the steps to our progress for making a fruitful career in our life. If the children are guided to fight and win for becoming a big person in life then they will start to take it as a game of courage and competition and will be motivated to perform better to win and succeed. So during the upbringing of the children, the parents have to deliver this role of mentor and guide. Studying is not a bargain. It is a matter of your life and career.
The article seems to be relevant for both the examinees and their parents who always remain in an anxious state prior to the commencement of the examination. With the approaching date of the examination, the examinee gets terribly upset with the negative thoughts hovering in his mind especially the bad performance due to poor preparation.
Definitely, the role of parents in alleviating such negative emotions is crucial and a supporting atmosphere encouraging the examinee for sustained study irrespective of outcome is desirable. Most of the times it has been seen that the students become over sensitive with the adverse comments of their teachers and parents and hence a prudent approach from the parental side would help students in overcoming the anxiety associated with the examination.
The parents should offer general guidance such as preparation of notes incorporating the essential points in each chapter and multiple revision of such notes will make them comfortable. The parents should include nutritive diets including sufficient proteins and essential minerals to boost their stamina apart from adherence to a good sleeping pattern for at least seven hours.
The right guidance of the parents, encouraging the students to follow the study schedule consistently and nutritive diet and the proper sleeping regime would keep the students away from unnecessary anxieties prior to an examination.