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The night before and the morning of exams
Do you suffer from test jitters? Do you feel nervous on the night before you are due to write an exam the next day? Most students will admit to at least some nervous feelings when they know they have an examination coming up.  It’s normal! Here are 5 tips on what to do – and not to do – on the night before an exam: Do last-minute studying in an organised way Go through your study notes for the last time. This is the ti [...]
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Tackle your exams as cool as a cucumber
It’s exam time! You want to enter your exam venue cool, calm and collected! But first, where and how did the expression ‘as cool as a cucumber’ originate? It is speculated that this idiom may be based on the fact that in hot weather the inside of cucumbers remains cooler than the air outside. Cucumbers contain about 90% water so they are cool to the touch too. Read on for a few easy pointers on how to becool, calm and collected– or as coo [...]
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The importance of confidence
What is it about the letter P?! Life coaches and finance institutes, marketing companies and research lecturers use the letter P to compile a list of characteristics or traits, strategies or goals, or whatever else to motivate and teach their different audiences. Dvorah Stein, a coaching culture leadership specialist from Cape Town, also drew up a list using the letter P … her list is: The 5 P’s of Confidence! One of the most frequently us [...]
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