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September 28th, 2016, 02:25 PM   #1
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Nervous before Physics and Math exams

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I get super nervous before Calculus and Physics exams despite these being my favorite subjects. Does anyone have any tips for dealing with nerves before an exam?
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Hello.

I get super nervous before Calculus and Physics exams despite these being my favorite subjects. Does anyone have any tips for dealing with nerves before an exam?
First, take a night off from studying the subject if you can possibly arrange it. Let your brain relax. For more "on the spot" relief, rinse your hands in cold water. Drinking orange juice can help as well. (Not a lot. I have no idea why it works.) If you have developed any study habits try to do that during the exam as well, assuming you are allowed munchies, drinks, etc. My final advice is to give yourself something of a pep talk: This one exam isn't going to sink your future career. Try to put it in perspective.

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A good nights sleep before hand is also highly beneficial. Just try to accept that whatever happens happens, and provided you've worked hard, be confident that you understand the material, regardless of the result. Because at the end of the day, that's all that matters.
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Do all your studying/practice problems prior to the night before an exam. On the night prior, do something you enjoy that does not relate to math or physics ... go to a movie, exercise at the gym, go for a run or long walk, shoot pool, get laid, whatever.
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