Ways To Keep Emotions Under Control Prior Exams
While it is completely normal to feel a bit nervous before the exams, some students find test anxiety debilitating. This year the format of exams is new and unaccustomed. Throughout the online exam session, we students will take exams with proctoring software in Examus, in Zoom etc.
It is valuable to remember several tips to deal with the future exams successfully.
Our university launched several ways to help students. Centre for Psychological Counselling (https://www.hse.ru/cpc/) provides free counseling for students in times of stress, and encourages them to ask for help with their most immediate concerns. It works from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day from Monday to Friday.
Moreover, on the website page of HSE University Life there are some pieces of advice and interesting articles written about the distance examination.
In my opinion, now the atmosphere is tense due to the fact that we are studying online and we are already bored of it. Nobody wants to be monitored by the special algorithm during the exam. However, I think we should realize, that exams are the part of our lives and one day we will pass all of them. Speaking about my feelings, every busy season makes me stressed, but friends and family support me. So, I advise all students to be confident and try to relax as much as it is possible. Share your thoughts and feelings with close friends and relatives, and, of course, sleep eight hours during the night”, - Anna Petsyurkovskaya, a second-year student of the "Oriental Studies" Program
All in all, keep calm and pass exams. If you need help, call to Centre for Psychological Counselling. Check everything and breathe deeply. Remember that if some new problems and cases arise, you should immediately report it to tech support. When you know what and how you can do, you are not afraid of anything. So, everything will go the right way.