Examophobia: The Exam Stress in Teenagers – Reasons | Remedies

Examophobia: The Exam Stress in Teenagers – Reasons | Remedies
By Ahmad Amirali

Last week, I was reviewing ‘Parent Reflections’, which I collected from parents during parent’s One-on-Ones, and come across a reflection that caught my attention. According to that parent, her kid’s classroom performance and lesson engagement are quite satisfactory; however, she believes that her kid takes examination and class tests too seriously than anything else in his routine. The term which she used to explain her kid’s stress is ‘Examophobia’, the most common and interesting fear among students since the ‘advent of examinations’. Every year, students and their parents share similar kind of concerns to me about how they plan their time table to manage and prepare for their mid-terms and finals. However, the question which I ask every year and especially after reading this reflection is what triggered in students to developed such exam/test-related stress that sometimes it even becomes a ‘Phobia’ in some teens? Read More …

Finals Stress | 6 Ways to Reduce Anxiety During Final Exams

Finals Stress | 6 Ways to Reduce Anxiety During Final Exams
By Ahmad Amirali

Once upon a time when I was a student, even still I am, I remember a place called Examination Hall and once in every year, a ritual called ‘Final Exams’ were practised in that hall. Students were mandatory to take participation in that ritual. The ceremony was so sacred that only the righteous and courageous who passed the ritual were able to promote to the next level, just to appear again next year and become the part of that sacredness. Ok, I confess that it was a poor attempt to start this article in a narrative style. My apologies ;-).

Nowadays, students are so engrossed in preparing their finals that they hardly even looking after their health. Read More …

Why You Should Make Your Life Spectacular – Robin Williams

Why You Should Make Your Life Spectacular – Robin Williams
By Ahmad Amirali

Nowadays, students are in the height of school exam pressure and most of them are wondering the same question, which I use to wondered during my school days ‘what am I going to do, where am I going to be in 10 years?’ When I hear that students concern about their future, I reflect what makes them worry so much about their career at the age of 14 or 15 years? I believe, the answer is right hidden in the question itself. Society, parents, relatives, teachers even a coach – every single person is expecting something from you, Students. Read More …