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Exam Fear

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I have never enjoyed doing exams, they just freak me out.....
Now I have this major online exam coming up, PMP in less than 2 weeks. I am slowly getting butterflies in my stomach and feel like I need to go to the loo all the time. Yeah, it is exam fear alright..... Happens every time.
Only this time I am "preparing" for an exam without havign time to. Pressure at work is so high, I am totally mentally exhausted in the evenings. Weekends there are all the things I didn;t do during the week, waiting for me.
I am relly having a hard time focussing. But I do study early mornings, when not in the gym & today I want to continue listening to the PMP audio book over lunch time.
Next week I have taken leave to prepare myself for the exam. I want to go to the gym most days, maybe have a massage to relax and then study about 6 hours each day.
Need to cram those formulas for the costing..... The rest is more learning how to answer the questions and how to use my experience for answers.

I know I can do it, but the fear is always there. Hope I don't have any other exam any time soon......
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STEPHLOKI 6/26/2013 1:21AM

    Thanks everyone.
Diamondarcadia, unfortunately this is not one of those exams you can cram. You can only pass that exam when you have both:
1. Studied the book
2. Have practical Project Management Experience
Problem is that I have hardly any experience in the cost management bit, since we don't practise it in accordance with PMI at the moment. This will be the enxt thing I will tackle at work in a couple of months, once oru work on scope & time has been successful.

Lucy,
I think so too. Right now I feel like I am loosing the grip

Wilee,
I will definitely exercise every day a bit next week. I always do when preparing for an exam

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WILEE323 6/25/2013 12:17PM

    It has been proven that exercise before study can help you focus and retain knowledge better! Plus it will help relax you too!!

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NATPLUMMER 6/25/2013 10:36AM

    emoticon

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LOVINGAFRICA 6/25/2013 8:18AM

    Don't be scared, Lucy is right!
Bless you! Get some Vit B Complex before your time off.

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DIAMONDARCADIA 6/25/2013 1:56AM

    I am totally calm when it comes to exams fortunately but I have superb short term memory and just need to review a little before a test and bam... an A but it comes with a price of never retaining anything lol I hope you do well... breathe and get plenty of rest. Best of luck.

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NYARAMULA 6/25/2013 1:47AM

    emoticon . You will be fine. I'm think most of the fear right now is because of the fact that you are feeling you haven't had time to study. After next week, I bet you will be feeling more relaxed and ready to face those exams. All the best.

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