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How to survive exam day in 10 tweets

So after revising for months, you're feeling pretty confident... but then exam day actually arrives.

The pressure of the exam setting can fluster you, no matter how well you know your stuff. The eerie silence; the ticking clock; the realisation that this is really happening finally...

You may have seen our study tips, but now we have 10 stress-busting 'twips' for the day itself so you can focus on doing your best:

1. Preparation begins the night before.

2. Come properly equipped.

3. Know when to close the books.


Not feeling confident? See your options if your exams go wrong...

4. Take a sneak peek.

5. How you respond to a question can mean everything.

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    6. Keep one eye on the time...

    7. ...and the other on YOUR paper.

    8. Breathe.

    9. Make the most of your time.

    10. Once it’s over, just move on to the next one.


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