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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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    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.

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

    I will definitely exercise every day a bit next week. I always do when preparing for an exam
    1727 days ago
  • WILEE323
    It has been proven that exercise before study can help you focus and retain knowledge better! Plus it will help relax you too!!
    1728 days ago
    1728 days ago
    Don't be scared, Lucy is right!
    Bless you! Get some Vit B Complex before your time off.
    1728 days ago
    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.
    1728 days ago
    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.
    1728 days ago
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