INTELLECTUAL DELIVERY: WHAT YOU WON’T LEARN IN CLASS!

Thank God I met her! I was discussing with one of my students some few days back and got so enthralled by her attentiveness and the sharpness of her memory, so much that I almost gave her a prize. I pressed further to discover that she was very serious with her studies, has a disciplined reading habit and attended all her classes. With all those plus marks, I queried her excitedly to find out the quality of her grades. It was here that the frowns and hisses started to roll in. Unfortunately, her grades did not correspond to all these meticulous efforts for excellence. And guess what? She is not alone! There are so many students out there who put in so much effort into their studies but have very little to show for it. And most times, they can’t just tell why…

I have also discovered severally, that for some reasons unknown to the student, the paper grade fails to correspond to the intellectual grade after exams (refer to my previous post “WISHING OR WORKING? THE WAY OUT…”). So many students complain: “that is not my result”, others blatantly accuse the lecturer of failing or victimizing them. While I do not entirely dismiss all their claims to victimization, it will be better and more reasonable to say that the student did not clearly ‘bring out’ her ideas the way she wanted to bring them out ab initio. Hear this: for any time you fail to make your anticipated grade, it means there is something you should have done (written) that you did not do; or something you should not have done (written) that you did.

Intellectual delivery is one sure nugget of academic excellence any student who desires resounding academic success must dare to acquire. This is because it does not ultimately matter how many times you come to class, how many hours you’ve studied meticulously, how much you currently know in that course or even how many times you have taught others; what actually matters most is your ability to bring out these ideas on paper to such an extent that when the examiner intellectually converts them, you hit an A’. No matter how much you know or have studied, your examiner may never know except you ‘show him’ in your answer sheet. He will never and can never enter your mind notwithstanding how many times you came to class or answered questions. He will only judge you based on what you have on paper. If you are already thinking in line with me, then there is every need to master the secrets of intellectual delivery!

So many times, your exam question may demand more than just a one-sentence answer to convince the examiner. You may need to be more elaborate in your answers if you want to fetch more marks. Note this: you can make a point; you can hit a point; you can also strike a point. It all depends on your ability and skill in intellectual delivery. See it this way: every exam question is a problem you are expected to proffer solution to. I will say it again and again: the very first step towards answering any exam question is the proper understanding of that question. Never forget this! So I will advise you to always ask these questions to yourself before you set out to answer:
What is this question all about?
What does this examiner expect from me?
What and what does he like as a teacher?
How does this examiner want his questions answered?
How do I answer this question to fetch all the marks available?

A smart intellectual delivery will necessitate a maximal intellectual conversion. It takes more than just studying very well to excel in exams. In fact, that you studied very well for an exam does not necessarily guarantee your excellent grade therein. Good intellectual delivery does. To achieve a powerful intellectual delivery in your exams, follow these 10 simple steps:

Always ask yourself before you start answering: what does this lecturer want from me in this question? Behind every question, there is an expectation from the examiner. Knowing and answering from that angle will increase your chances for a good intellectual delivery.
Make sure you keep to the examiner’s specifications in answering your questions. When he says something like: ‘describe in details the effects of antibodies on the white blood cells?’, ‘critically analyze the role of language in the early development of a child’? etc, mark the instructions and follow them. Don’t define when you are asked to discuss. The more specifications you miss, the more marks you lose.
Do no rush to answer. You should not be in a haste to start answering. Take a little time to coordinate and organize yourself on how you are going to answer the questions. Starting hastily can make you miss some important striking details that would have fetched you more marks. Allow your brain to settle so that it can give you the best.
Write more. Say more. If you don’t capture it in the first sentence, you may likely get it in the second, third or fourth sentence. Most times, saying more will fetch you more marks and help you bring out all you have in your mind. When my students complain that “I don’t know how to put it or say it”, I usually advise them to keep ‘trying it out’ till they express what they have in mind.
Look for the right words to express yourself. The kind of word you use to answer your questions will determine the weight your answer will carry. You cannot answer a question on ‘democracy’ without ever mentioning the word ‘government’. You cannot effectively explain ‘molecule’ without using such words like ‘unit’, ‘element’ or ‘compound’. Don’t forget this: you can make a point, hit a point or strike a point depending on the nature of words you use.
Deliberately use the words and examples your examiner used in class. Who does not like and appreciate it when people quote him? Once you ‘beg’ him rationally, he does not have a choice but to give it all to you…
Give illustrations and examples when necessary. They help to buttress and elucidate your point. It’s also a mark of confidence and maturity to give examples in order to substantiate your points when answering a question.
Try to cultivate a good hand-writing and avoid using clumsy and informal abbreviations. Your hand-writing and your expression can increase or reduce your marks. Be very formal and smart in your writing. That’s a little secret.
Give extra: say more than you have been asked if you have the opportunity. Let the examiner know that you know it to your very fingers! It is only during exams that you are given such opportunities to prove yourself to such an extent. It usually fetches you more marks and more privileges and recognition. After all, the difference between ‘ordinary’ and ‘extraordinary’ is just the extra!
You must also develop the disciplined habit of cross checking your answers after writing. It takes disciplined patience to do this! One mistake or omission can turn your answers upside down and make you mistakenly mean the opposite, thus ruining your answer. It is a mark of responsibility to go through your answers after writing. Learn it, practise it and make it part of you. It will help you a lot.

You surely need a sound understanding of intellectual delivery to make your ideas and points count to the examiner and further be translated into powerful grades. You don’t have to struggle with academic imbalance anymore! It is now time to make your paper grade to reflect your intellectual grade and daze your classmates. Information is power! You have all it takes right now…

P.S: Do you think I have not meticulously expounded the tenets of intellectual delivery and you have some more ideas? Or do you want me to address some other personal challenges affecting your delivery in the exam hall? Shoot all of them in the comment box below…

Yours truly motivational,
The Academic Coach

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WISHING OR WORKING? WHY YOU’VE NOT DONE YET!

So many students wish to achieve academic excellence, some others dream of it with their eyes wide open while others keep wondering what makes others to achieve excellence or the steps to take to achieve excellence. To these categories of students, academic excellence is either by luck, by chance or by mistake or accident. At best, it’s a magic or a miracle! Only a few students dare to be the best academically, and yet that is the first step to academic greatness. Yes! The very first step to academic greatness is to make a firm decision to be the best. Life will never give you what you deserve; it will only give you what you decide. What you need to do in order to achieve success and mastery in life is a firm tenacious decision. Most students never resolve to be the best academically; they only wish and wish and…

But hear this: a decision is different from a wish. A wish is bankrupt of actions, it is lame and inactive; but a decision is initiated, activated and sustained by actions. A decision is predicated on effectual corresponding actions. If it is truly a decision, then your actions must change correspondingly to the decision. This is the very first step to any achievement in life. Let everything and everyone around you know through your actions that you are out for the best academically. Until your resolution to succeed drives you to do uncommon and unusual things others won’t dare, you are still wishing! If you are one of such students desiring for resounding academic excellence, then you are welcome…

Once you have confirmed your decisions through your actions, then you must generate sufficient passion to drive your decision to its logical destination. I must have to stress this matter very well. It is impossible to achieve resounding academic excellence without a burning passion. You must cultivate enough passion that will be able to withstand all the obstacles, discouragements, disappointments and failures that naturally accompany success and academic excellence. Your passion must be strong enough to quench all the negative components of success (setbacks, insults, disappointments, delays, opposition, rejection, frustration etc) and bring out the real seed of excellence in you. Passion is the key that opens the door of success. It is that which ignites the zeal and strength needed to birth success.

Next, set your priorities right. The major limitation most students struggle with while on campus is misplaced priorities. A lot of students graduate only to regret their choices while on campus. Your priorities are what you place great value and importance on. Your priorities will determine your level of success academically. When you misplace your priorities as a student, you will end up in frustration. The campus environment is full of distractions that can easily carry you away. Once you misplace your priorities as a student, you drift away academically. You must get your priorities right as a student. Know how to strike the balance between the ARPS! ARPS stand for the major activities on campus – academic, religious, political and social activities. When you don’t balance these activities and manage them well, they can mar your results and eventually your stay in the campus. And so I dare to ask you: what are your priorities? What do you place value on as a student? What do you have regard for on campus?

Once your priorities are set aright, you are on the right course to greatness. You have to learn some basic secrets and principles about academic excellence and practically follow them through. Success is not by mistake or accident, it is a product of principles. Among them are determination, consistency, tenacity and strict discipline. Principles are like the foundation that carries the building of success. Here is one secret I have for you: study until it becomes your lifestyle.

Yes! Make a commitment to study extensively. Develop a lifestyle of studying. All things being equal, the difference between the average student and the genius is majorly in their attitude towards study. While the average student studies just to pass exams, the genius makes studying his habitual action and lifestyle. So I also ask: why do you study? Your purpose for studying determines the product of your study! When do you usually study: once the time table is out? During tests and exams? How regular is your studying? What is the motive behind your studying? Usually, how often you study will determine how well you will know that course and eventually dictate your success therein.

Mark this: there are two kinds of grades in school: paper grade and intellectual grade. The paper grade is what your result or certificate shows but the intellectual is your true grade – how much you know and have read in that course. It is your intellectual grade that determines your paper grade. To make excellent grades on paper, you must first deposit them in your head. It is only what you have that you can give out. So consciously and deliberately deposit into intellectual grade through study, so much that your paper grade will have no choice but reflect it. When you clearly understand this particular principle and start applying it, you will say goodbye to failure and poor performance. Your life will never remain the same after now.

There are just two major differences between the best student and the poor student:
1. What one knows the other doesn’t know.
2. What one does the other doesn’t do.

These two factors are responsible for your success or failure! Knowledge and consistent actions will take you to the top of the academic ladder. Ignorance and laziness will keep you down academically. So choose your way! You either take constant, progressive actions to get knowledge in order to get to the top or you stay idle (lazy) and suffer self-inflicted ignorance. Like Confucius, the great Chinese sage ordered: “no matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading or surrender to self chosen ignorance”. With determination and a firm resolution for excellence, you will certainly get there! Remember, your passion must be very strong; strong enough to carry you through the hurdles…

What do you think? How can you translate your academic wishes and desires into reality? Where do we go from here…?

Yours truly motivational,
The Academic Coach

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READING VS. LOOKING – THE SALIENT SECRET!

Have you read severely with little or nothing to show for it? Are you now wondering whether reading is meant for you or just for some bright chaps out there? Have you once wondered like me, why some students always struggle with reading while few others unremittingly excel at it? If you are in this category, I sincerely bless God for you dear. At least you are able to recognize your job as a student. Some students are “ghost workers”! They fail to do their job as students forgetting that they are paid to be students! I will say it again: the primary job of the student is to study and make good grades. All others are secondary. Please dear friend, know that it is your responsibility to study as a student. You are paid to study as a student! It is your job. You should not be reminded or compelled or threatened or even supervised to do so. Most high-flying students know this and do it. Anytime you fail to do this job, you become a ghost worker; getting paid without doing your job.

I’d like to begin by saying that you have no problem dear friend. Now there are two sides to this matter; it is either that you didn’t read at all or that you actually assimilated what you read but it was very little. Now listen to this: reading is different from looking. You can look at your book without reading it, but you can’t read without assimilating something from all you have read. It is simply like eating, you can’t say you ate without swallowing something. And just like reading is different from looking, eating is also different from chewing. Here’s my clear argument: most times when students say they read without assimilating, they were only looking (chewing) and not reading (eating); for just as you can’t eat without swallowing; it is also not possible to read without assimilating. So I ask: were you reading or merely looking? To read, you have to look with your eyes and interpret with your mind. If your mind is absent in reading, you are just looking. Reading is a game of the mind; if your mind is not present you will lose the game.

At other times, you actually read and assimilated little owing to some factors I will briefly expose. The temptation is usually to conclude that you didn’t assimilate anything at all, than admitting that you assimilated very little. Now, there are certain factors that affect assimilation or impede understanding. When you know these factors and respect them, you may never complain of reading and not assimilating again. Here are some of them…

Environment. The place where you stay to read can pose a challenge to your understanding the material. Noisy, rowdy, stuffy and hot environments are not favourable for reading. Use places that are cool, well ventilated and quiet when you want to read. Most academic texts require a quiet place and a ‘friendly’ time to understand it well. The environment can either make or mar your reading. Always be mindful of the environment you stay to read so that you don’t waste your time unnecessarily.

Level of assimilation. Listen to this: every student has a peculiar level of assimilation depending on his I.Q, memory and reading duration. So you have a particular level of assimilation that determines how much you can understand after reading. Your level of assimilation can be poor, average or high. When it is poor, it will slow your rate of assimilation and make you understand so little after spending much time. Are you like this? Don’t worry so much! The good news is that it can increase. Your level of assimilation grows as your reading duration grows. Engage more in reading and it will increase. You can improve your level of assimilation by tasking your brain.

Content material. Every book you read has a content material. By content material, I mean “the kind, nature, level and quality of information available and accessible in a book”. The content material can be simple, technical, figurative or even esoteric. When the content material is not simple, it will take you more effort and concentration to be able to understand the text. That is not a problem, it’s only a principle. Some materials require patience and time to assimilate. Note: it is neither a curse nor a crime to read a book more than once! Most students think the other way. Some books may not be easily understood when you read it just for the first time. Be patient enough to read it again. It does not mean you are a dullard. Always find out the content material of the book you are reading…

State of your body. Another factor that affects your assimilation is your body condition. When your body is weak, over stressed or tired, your rate of assimilation will be greatly reduced. When you are hungry or feeling sleepy, in short whenever your body is not comfortable for reading, assimilation is jeopardized. Ensure that your body condition is normal and appropriate for reading. Ensure that your body is alert and active whenever you want to read. Try to do some exercise before you begin reading, especially in the midnight when you wake up to read or at evenings when you have grown weak by virtue of the day’s activities.

Memory. Your memory can also affect your assimilation when you read. There are two kinds of memory (long term and short term memories), and according to my personal classification, four types of memories (weak, normal, strong and super strong memories). Your ‘type’ of memory determines the rate of assimilation and the ‘kind’ of memory where it is sent to will determine how well you remember it after reading. How often you read the material determines the kind of memory where it enters. So let me ask you: when you complain that you easily forget after reading, like how many times do you read it and still forget? When your ‘type’ of memory is weak or normal, your assimilation process will be slow. So check your memory also. Memory can also be improved and upgraded as it is used frequently. Can give you more points on this later…

Timing: A lot of students are yet to understand and appreciate the place of timing in their reading. The truth is: not every time is a good time for reading. There is time for everything under the heavens says the Holy Writ. Every student has a time that is most suitable for reading and it varies from student to student. Identify your time and use it. When you study at the wrong time, you will assimilate very little. Know the time your brain is most active and ready for studies and use that period of the day. Have you not wondered why some students study only late at nights and still make excellent results? It’s because they have discovered themselves. You too must discover yourself academically!

Please permit me to stop here. But remember that your resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing! You can break free from all these reading limitations and soar high in your academics if you can become tenacious in your will to succeed. Those challenges will definitely bow when you persevere in your efforts. The test to reading and not understanding is to read more. You can never solve your reading challenges by avoiding or shying away from reading. Give yourself a little break and return again with greater zeal and passion to know.
Remember, it is an error to say that you read but did not understand anything at all, except you were only looking like me…

P:S. Do you think I have not addressed your personal challenge about reading in this article? The poke me and let’s get to business… You are the only one who can limit your academic greatness by your laziness and reluctance to reading. Let me help you break off…

Yours truly motivational,
The Academic Coach

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WHY FIRST CLASS IS NOT FOR YOU!

I have been privileged to speak in several secondary schools and universities, including churches and other social gatherings. One obvious discovery I have made while delivering these academic seminars is the commonly pronounced pessimistic and lackadaisical attitude students reluctantly develop towards excellence. So many of our students for one reason or the other, do not believe that they can achieve academic excellence for themselves. Some have even dared me to my face; “2:1 is okay for me”, they defiantly retort. But hear this: the only reason why you can’t make First Class or become the best student is simply because you think you can’t, they told you it is only for some ‘special students’ and you have reluctantly grown with that belief. And right now, it has made you lose interest to even dare for excellence, let alone dreaming of making First Class!

Like I fondly say to students: First Class is the easiest thing any student can make! ‘How can you say that’, you’ll ask? From tangible experience, I can emphatically say that the major reason behind students’ poor performance is their mindset. Until you see First Class as being easy and attainable, you may never achieve it. It’s simply because our minds are naturally wired to attempt things we think are possible and avoid the impossible. To get more on this, look out for my next book: “How to Activate your Genius”. If you can have the boldness to conceive it, imagine it and believe it; in fact, if you can see it you can seize it! God has been showing us great mercy in simplifying this myth and helping students make the best results for some years now. And you too can be one of them…

Do you desire to be the best student in your class/school, do you want to make First Class? The good news is that you can achieve it without breaking your head or losing your breath. I have done it, have helped some students do it too and I am currently setting students in that line also. If you truly care, here are some basic steps you must take to get there:

1. Change your mind about First Class and see it as being simple. It will make your mind to begin to desire and dare it. Avoid limiting yourself by thinking negatively. Any student can make First Class. I mean any student! The first step is to believe that it is possible. Your mind is wired in such a way that it easily attempts to achieve what you believe in. Another thing you can do is to look down on it. Make it seem simple and easy to attain; that way you will propel your mind greatly to start trying to attain it. But when you make it seem very difficult and almost impossible, you dash your hopes and the chances of trying fairly to achieve it. So, decide to change your perception about it.

2. Set a target every semester! From my coaching over the years, I have realized that most students don’t set goals for the semester concerning the kind of grade they want to make. For this, they settle for anything. Don’t be like that. Setting a clear academic target for the semester can be your guide, motivation and drive to the top. Setting a clear definite goal provides focus, zeal and concentration needed to translate your efforts to success. Write down in your book the GP you want to make for each semester and start working towards it from now. Do this at the beginning of the semester and set your heart to actualize it.

3. Aim higher! This is the other side of self limitation. When I check on most students, I discover that they usually aim very low. They say things like I want not less than 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and the likes. Listen to this: in life, we usually hit below our targets. So the secret to achieving this kind of grade is to aim higher than the grade you want to get. If you want 4.5, aim at 5.0 and work assiduously to make it. And you need to understand that in this life, we hardly and scarcely hit at our aims when we target something. So wisdom demands that you aim higher, set a bigger target than you want to get at and consciously set out pursuing it. Your effort will tell me your aim. You can’t target 4.5 and study anytime you wish or play with class work and assignments. That’s mere wishing!

4. Manage your time well. Set your priorities aright. For every destination, there is a road to take you there. You must avoid time killers, unnecessary associations and companies. One thing I’ve noticed being around best students is that they don’t joke with their time. Avoid distractions as a student. Do only those things that will increase your chances of achieving your semester target. Always ask yourself: will this take me closer to my target or drive me away from it? Make every of your time count.

5. Study extensively. Nothing can replace extensive studying if you desire to get to the top of the academic ladder. How much you study is much you can know. A famous Latin maxim says: legere est omnes scientia fondamentum – reading is the foundation to all knowledge. The student who studies more than others will most likely know more than others. Don’t just read to pass exams. Make studying a routine. Make it your lifestyle. Consciously decide to go the extra mile in studying. I wish I can see you in person to communicate this!

6. Go for past questions in your department and learn to occasionally engage in academic discussions with your colleagues. These will build you for any exam. Past questions can guide you on how to approach the examiner’s questions and even give you an edge over other students.

7. Become personal with each examiner. No two examiners are the same. Learning how to isolate each one and relate with them individually in your answer sheet will boost your marks. Look out for what each examiner wants from you and go straight to give him that. Some lecturers like voluminous writing, some detailed explanations, some examples and illustrations, some others short and straight-forward answers without beating about the bush. Know what each examiner wants and learn how to answer their questions. This is the secret of making ‘A’s.

Finally, cultivate a positive mental attitude towards academics in general. Henry Ford said: “either you think you or you can’t, you are right”. Optimism is a basic requirement for excellence. ‘I can’ can do anything in the world. Try again! Don’t just settle there because your target was not reached. Try again. Everyone fails. Champions are those who keep trying till they get it right. It’s not about how long you try; it’s about the determination to keep on trying till you take it. I would have continued but for time and space. But I strongly believe that your academics must experience a positive shift when you fully and faithfully put these steps to work.

Do you think these ideas are not just enough and you want some more tips and nuggets on how you can reach the top of the academic ladder, then let’s help you work it out together… What do you think?

See you soon…

Yours truly motivational,
The Academic Coach.

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6 SURE WAYS TO DEAL WITH EXAM TENSION

“Examination is a nightmare”! I can almost hear most students mutter this silently in their hearts. And I can say it without hesitation that examination is the student’s greatest nightmare! So many students are simply afraid of exams for no just cause. And yet they want to make progress from their current level and get to the next and eventually leave school. What they fail to realize is that there can be no promotion without examination!

No matter how scary students may make examination seem, the fact still remains that examination is not the student’s foe! Contrarily, examination is the student’s ally! Yes! It is usually through examination that we get to know the stuff you are made of as a student. It is through exams that geniuses are uncovered and celebrated.

In fact, like I fondly say: the exam period is the student’s birthday. It is a time when the student is given all available opportunities to prove himself or herself academically. During classes, lecturers and teachers keeping dazzling and thrilling us with how much they know in their course and students just sit and watch in awe and wonder. But the examination period is the student’s turn! It is your own time to really ‘show’ how much you know! Are you beginning to see it from the real perspective now?

In the course of my coaching programmes in schools, I have found out that most students who fear and dread exams do so for just one reason: they are not prepared! The truth is that behind every fear is the sense of inadequacy and incapability, and this is true also to exam-phobia. Have you noticed that the best students in your class long for exams and usually get excited when it finally approaches? Exams become exasperating only when students sell their academic birthright to laziness, procrastination and distractions! Students begin to shy away from exams when they have not truly been students and have done their job!

In case you are already in this kind of situation and you are wishing and wondering how to escape from its choking claws, get up and do these:

1. Change your mind! As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he Pro 23:7. Your thinking conditions your actions and produces your results. What you think determines what you take out of life. What you see when you look at exams will determine how you will take the exam. Change the way you see exams and watch your fears about exams fizzles away! Think right. See exams from the student’s perspective. While the ring is the worst thing that happened to the loser, it is the best thing that will ever happen to the victor. Become the victor! Approach your exams with the right mindset.

2. Set out on time to prepare for exams before it approaches. The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life clearly discovers his object and towards that object habitually directs his powers. This is also true about the best students everywhere. They usually set out on time to prepare. They do now what others will do later. They prepare today what others will postpone till tomorrow. When you don’t prepare for your exams, you lose your confidence and open the door for fear and tension. Kill this fear by preparing very well before the exam comes. Preparation comes with it boldness and confidence to face any challenge. Like they usually say, proper planning and preparations prevent poor performance.

3. You should know that ideally, teachers do not set questions outside from what they have taught. This should give you enough confidence in yourself and drown your fears. So you don’t have to fear what you know and have been taught. Just study it enough to remember it and your worries will be over. They will not manufacture the questions from the sky.

4. Be optimistic. Trying can do anything in the world, if you determine to try more and harder. Being pessimistic does not pay. It will only increase your fears and drown your energy for success. Confront the exam with a positive and determined heart. You are not the first to take that exam neither will you be the last. If others have written it and succeeded, you too will. Tell yourself that you have the capacity to face the exam and come out with success. Do not doubt yourself. That is only self set up! Like Henry Ford would always tell me, “either you think you can or you can’t, you are right.”

5. Come early for the exams and settle down properly before the exam starts. One of my findings thus far as coach and mentor students for academic greatness is that exam fear and tension has something to do with lateness; either practically or realistically, or even both. Practically: as when you come late to the exam venue. This immediately ushers you into the nervous room and unleashes tension all over you. Realistically: as when you come late in your studies by not covering up the topics before the exam. Either way, you have signed up for exam tension. So avoid lateness of all sorts. Come to the exam venue on time and make sure you come prepared too!

6. Don’t just conclude on yourself too early. That you failed before or that you were a victim of exam tension does not make it your ultimate fate. You can overcome it. You can rise above it and take advantage of it instead to prove yourself this time. Avoid negative, pessimistic information and advice. Do well to also avoid those who retail such cheap information. A lot of students are just afraid of nothing. Someone comes and spoils their minds about a particular lecturer or course and they simply believe without caring to confirm the facts. No wonder assumptions lead to deception!

P.S: I have used these principles on students and they have always produced the needed results. I am sincerely sure that after applying these steps, exam tension will become a fairy tale to your academics. Why not give them a try? Or do you want some more and want me to get personal with your peculiar academic challenges? Then give me a ‘shout’…

Do you think I have not captured all the nuggets and principles that can help one to practically overcome exam tension? Then shoot it in the comment box below…

Yours truly motivational,
The Academic Coach.

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