The beginning of March marks the beginning of various school and college level examinations, and also marks the beginning of anxiety, stress and worry. And to make matters worse, the students are burdened with expectations from parents and teachers alike. With all this, the students end up spending a lot lesser amount of their time on actually preparing for the exam and more time on worrying about what could go wrong!
Here are a few quotes from famous personalities as well as a few from me that will help motivate the students. The quotes are intended both for students as well as parents 😜…
1. Don’t study until you get it right, study until you can’t get it wrong.
2. Believe you can and you are halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
3. Every morning, you have two choice; to continue to sleep with all your dreams, or to wake up and start chasing them.
4. What you do today will directly/indirectly impact your future. Do something that your future self will thank you for.
5. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try, just one more time. – Thomas A Edison
6. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have you start to be great. (Never compare yourself or your marks with another person. Just because the other person was able to top the class, it doesn’t make them great. You are equally great, all you have to do is believe that you are.)
7. Instruction does much but encouragement does everything. -Johann Wolfgang ( This is more for the parents and teachers than for the students. Teaching the students, giving them tips and tricks to study and forming schedules for them to follow is a very important duty, something which almost all teachers and parents do. But according to me,what is more important is encouraging the students. Giving them the support and motivation they need, helping them stay calm and composed can go a long way. If a student is unable to meet up to an expectation the parent has set for him or her, instead of demotivating the student, the parents should be understanding and tell them it’s ok, tell them that there is still another chance and they can prove themselves. The student is already upset after scoring poorly. The parents must not burden them with more instructions and scolding. They must aid the students by encouraging them.)
8. People learn more on their own than being force fed. – Socrates (This is again something very important to keep in mind. There is no point in doing something just because you have been told to do it. Unless and until you are interested in doing what you are doing, it is not going to yield the desired results. It’s not external force but an internal drive and passion that will help you reach your goal!)
And the last but most important thing to keep in mind is, DO NOT OVERTHINK!!!!! Don’t bother yourself too much, thinking about how the paper will go, what will happen if you forget an answer, etc. Just give it your best. Study with utmost concentration and try to finish as much of the portions as you can. Once you have studied well, the exam is bound to go well. Don’t waste the time you have to study, worrying about the paper and then later sit in the exam hall, regretting that you didn’t study and hence are unable to attempt half the questions…Use the time available to you fruitfully and do not get tensed. It’s only going to worsen the already heated up situation!
Here’s wishing all the students out there who will be writing their exams this year
All the very Best!!👍🏻👍🏻
– Sneha Ganesh 😊