Üsküdar University Educational Institutions and Guidance Services Manager Education Specialist Ertuğrul Tut made statements about the things to be considered the day before and during the exam. Stating that the level of anxiety starts to increase as the exam day approaches, Education Specialist Ertuğrul Tut said, "With the increase of anxiety, there may be cases of erroneous or misdirection of the process." said.
Emphasizing that it is necessary to change some of the wrong behaviors that can be done the day before and during the exam, Tut said, “One day before the exam, it is necessary to empty the mind and relax a little. Activities that will not tire you physically but will also occupy your mind are the best activities for the body. Spending time with family and not talking much about the exam can contribute to lowering your anxiety level.” gave advice.
Eating heavy food on and before the exam can negatively affect performance
Tut warns to stay away from foods that will tire the body during the breakfast to be held the day before the exam and on the morning of the exam, “You can take the exam with a light breakfast on the morning of the exam. Heavy meals to be eaten the day before and a heavy breakfast on the exam day are conditions that will negatively affect exam performance.” said.
Your anxiety level may increase, you may lose sleep!
Adding that the bed and departure times should be programmed according to the exam day in the time period until the exam, Tut added, “It is very important to get your body used to the appropriate hours. The day before the exam, your anxiety level may increase and you may lose sleep. You need to pay attention to this situation and reduce your anxiety level to an average level. Remember that you have been preparing for this exam for a long time. Whatever the result, the main thing is your happiness and healthy existence. As with many things in life, there is a compensation for this test as well.” he said.
Not to spoil the most important tactical strategy
Stating that the most important tactic to be applied during the exam is not to break the strategy so far, Education Specialist Ertuğrul Tut said, “Do not change the strategy in the practice exams you have applied so far. You should not take risks by saying 'Let me try the solution order of the branches this time as follows'. Of course, there will be questions that you can't do, that you get stuck on. It is important that we know that without wasting too much time on these, you can circle the question and come back later if there is time.” warned.
You may experience mental blindness, need a 30 second break
Noting that the first 5 minutes of the exam is the time when the anxiety level peaks, Tut said, “The first 5 minutes are very important, you will have a high rate of making mistakes. If there is time, it is useful to review the questions you have solved in the first 5 minutes. Sometimes you may experience mental blindness. As soon as you feel this, it will be good to sit upright and inflate the diaphragm, take a deep breath and take a break for 30 seconds. You should never lose control of time. It is very important for planning. In order not to panic, you need to use time management well.” made a suggestion.
Controlled anxiety provides positive motivation
Education Specialist Ertuğrul Tut, who drew attention to the need to focus on the branches that will bring more points in terms of multiple points in the Basic Proficiency Test, concluded his words as follows:
“Drinking too much water during the exam may cause the need for the toilet due to stress, so it is useful to be cautious. It should not be forgotten that appropriate and graded anxiety level will return you as a positive motivation. Low and high anxiety levels are the biggest obstacles to your success. I wish success to all students in this process.”