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7 Things To Do Before/On Exam Day

  • This topic has 9 replies, 7 voices, and was last updated Apr-17 by vincentt.
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    • Sarah
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      1. Check the weather and dress appropriately. If it is forecasted to rain bring an umbrella. Being soaked is just not comfortable. If you get the chills easily. Dress in layers. If you have a lucky charm. Find it the night before.

      2. Pack your stuff the night before and lay out what you need for the morning. @Zee even provided us with a list of things we need to bring. I rarely wear a watch but I wanted to bring one for exam day and unfortunately it wasn’t where I’d expect it to be. Frantically looking for your watch on the day of the exam is not the best way to start off your day.

      3. Be familiar with the surrounding area of the exam centre. Chances are Saturday morning the traffic will be hectic and you might have to do the last leg of the journey on foot. Wear comfortable shoes.

      4. Scope out the area for restaurants that are in walking distance just in case the lunch you brought doesn’t suffice. This way you might also be able to avoid the long lineups.

      5. If you are driving make sure you have an alternate parking location in case you can’t get close enough to the exam centre to park. My parents dropped me off and thank goodness. I think I’d be late otherwise even though I left my house at 7:00 and the exam centre is less than half an hour away.

      6. Think and be positive. I have been told that the difference between first and second place athlete is mental toughness. You’ve done your work and put in the hours. Now it is time to show what you’ve got and play ball.

      7. Dress to impress. Or at the very least pick clothes that instill confidence. I know a few people that like to show up to the exam centre dressed in a three piece suit because it makes them feel confident. I for one advocate this wholeheartedly. (I like men dressed in suits…)

      Hwaiting! (A Korean expression used for encouragement and cheering on)

    • vincentt
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      Good luck to you and everyone else who’s sitting for the exam :-bd

    • Snippy
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      All the best everyone! It’s showtime!

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    • mattyc
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      Good luck everyone. Thanks to the people of 300hours who make it a great place for advice, clarification, and above all levity. You kept me motivated and upbeat, so thank you. Now Im going off the grid for the next 48-96 hours, lets go make this happen!

    • Zee Tan
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      Good luck @mattyc!

    • Alta12
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      Good luck guys! Thank you for helping me with my preparation and not letting me freak myself out 🙂

    • Lagarta
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      Channeling my inner CHUCK NORRIS!

    • Sarah
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      @Alta12 no problem and good luck.

      @Lagarta
      lol have fun.

    • vincentt
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      the 8th thing to do before the exam!

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