Chainsaw on session! 7 tips on how to prepare for a student session

If the question of how to prepare for the session makes you nervous, increases anxiety and deprives mental balance, you definitely need to buy a chainsaw

What for? learn

You will learn about it from our article. Before you-7 effective tips on the topic of preparation for the session. If you had to become the protagonist of a horror film called “Session is coming”, do not choose the role of the victim. Don’t be afraid of the session, let the session be afraid of you!

Tip 1. Don’t panic

Honestly, it’s not that terrible session, as it is painted! What scares you most? Psychologists say: 1) uncertainty; 2) inability to influence the situation. Uncertainty is a factor that makes a child afraid of the dark, and a freshman student tremble before the session. How to deal with this problem? (Not with darkness, and with session). Find out as much as possible about what awaits you:

  1. Learn what and when to take (tests, exams), make a schedule – it will help to distribute the forces. To score the schedule in the computer and smartphone to always be at hand. For clarity, it can even be printed on a sheet of A3 and hung on the wall.
  2. Find out the conditions of admission to each test. Record the conditions directly in the schedule, under a specific exam or test. Example: offset to the white magic it is necessary to pass for admission essay, to offset the black to work all the missed lectures and seminars exam the course on throwing fireballs to pass the Colloquium exam for the preparation of magic potions – don’t forget the three laboratory, and then the witch will eat with giblets. Roughly so
  3. With the help of senior students and other sources of information (see 80 tips for freshmen) to collect information about how to pass a particular test, exam, make psychological portraits of teachers.
  4. Learn from older brothers in mind, as well as from the teachers themselves, what sources (lectures, textbooks, articles, monographs) it is better to use to prepare for exams.
  5. To know exactly how to take the “tails” as possible to “fill up” exams and when will the extra session. Let’s hope you don’t need this information, but having it will reduce your anxiety. After all, if you know how to take the “tails” terrible uncertainty (what will happen if I don’t pass?!!) turns into a backup plan of action (not passed? Moving from plan A to plan B).

The second factor of fear is the feeling that you are not in control of the situation. This factor, by the way, is the basis of aerophobia. It is difficult for a person to understand how this multi-ton thing is kept in the air, he is tormented by the feeling that he is completely dependent on the pilots and in General on the air element, and he can not do anything. Therefore, one of the ways to treat aerophobia – a detailed explanation of the principles of the aircraft and the basics of aerodynamics. And if you let a person into the cockpit “steer” or sit next to the pilot in a small plane or helicopter, he in most cases ceases to be afraid of flight, as it feels about the same as next to the driver of the car.

You know what this is about? We need to take control of the situation. Understand what and how. It is the lack of control over the situation that causes fear of the session not only among first-year students, but also among seasoned students who had a negative experience of “Stripping tails”. Therefore, to combat confusion before the session after the stage of collecting information, it is necessary to consider their further actions:

  1. What do I need to do to prepare for the session?
  2. Where to get the necessary training materials?
  3. How best to prepare for the session, to have time, what methods of preparation to apply?

The answers should be specific and constructive!

Tip 2. Chop the elephant, it’s too big

So, in General, coped with panic. There is a readiness for a constructive solution of the tasks. But how, how to overcome this mass of abstracts, textbooks, scientific journals, multi-ton collections of works?! You collected information about the session, breaking the unknown, but the block seems unaffordable.

What to do? Pick up the chainsaw!

One of the basic principles of time management says: to eat an elephant, it is necessary to prepare a pile of steaks.

First, immediately begin to eat such a huge so scary that I want to postpone this activity for later. The task seems unreal (you burst, baby).

Secondly, biting off from the trunk, then from the left leg, then from the right, then from the area around the tail, you lose the logic of the work. Eat steaks one by one, that is, divide the work into specific tasks and subtasks.

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