METRO PLUS

Useful tips for testing times

HERE ARE some ideas to help you pass your exams with flying colours. Begin by listening to yourself. If you hear things like: `I can't concentrate' and `I always forget', you're programming yourself for failure.

Replace any destructive instructions with positive ones like: `I always make time to study and remember it effortlessly.' Go for frequent short `bursts' rather than spending hours cramming the night before an exam. .

Take notes to help you concentrate and aid recall. Review them every chance you get. If other, more interesting attractions beckon, you'll need to find the motivation to say `No' to them and `Yes' to the books. During the exam, take plenty of deep, calming breaths to deliver oxygen to your brain to help you think. Here's to your success!

KRIS COLE

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