HUNDREDS of Fremantle Year 12 students are preparing to take their most important exams next week, but the University of Notre Dame's counselling co-ordinator says students should remember to stay physically and mentally healthy.
Andrew Duirs said the key to surviving exam stress was for students to remain healthy and relaxed, which would help them to better handle the extra demands. ‘Strategies include getting enough sleep, daily exercise, healthy diet and regular relaxation,’ he said.
‘Other key areas include utilising techniques for addressing procrastination and stress management along with a sound study plan.’
Notre Dame Academic Enabling and Support Centre co-ordinator Roselynn Lang said balancing study periods with rest, exercise and good nutrition was important to manage stress, as was developing a plan for the exam.
‘In the exam, manage your time carefully, allocating it according to the marks for each question and plan your responses in advance,’ she said.