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10 QUICK TIPS 7. Every 15 mins or so, look up, shoulders back, re-group. The body needs it.
8. Breathe! Your body and brain need the oxygen to think and perform. We tend to hold our breath when we are nervous or stressed. During the exam, many tend to have awkward breathing and can disrupt the flow of oxygen and disrupt the thinking process.
Remember, you own the test, not the other way around. Go into the exam like you already passed. You are tested everyday and you pass with flying colors. You are tested standing in line at the store, you are tested while driving to work, you are tested by seniors and juniors. You are tested everyday in life and do great or you wouldn’t be here today. You own that test, you are a great test taker. Prove it!
Cover your exam distracters with your scratch paper. They are called “distracters” for a reason, to distract you. By covering them, you force your brain to come up with the answer. Read the question. Think about it and read it again. Then, uncover the distracters, it will pop out at you. Trust your instincts, they got you this far. Sailors are groomed from boot camp to innovate and understand. For every question on the exam, you either read it, taught it, spoke it, saw it, heard it, or did it. It is in your brain, let your brain run on its merit.