As exam season rolls around, many students are wondering what causes the dreaded mind blank.
Mind blanks are typically triggered in response to a perceived threat. The chemical process that takes place essentially clears out your working memory, quiets logical processes, and walls off memory.
Stop testing me.
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Seven and 11-year-olds feel the pressure from their parents and teachers.
Time to take a break from studying?
A fortnight of exams in year 12 can be a stressful time for students. Here's some tips for parents on how to take control of exam stress.
Exams place an inordinate amount of stress on students.
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A recent study by the UNSW School of Education shows us what teachers, students, and their parents have long known, despite limited research in this area – Year 12 can be highly stressful for students.
Are more students seeking special exam consideration because they’re increasingly aware it’s available to them, or because they need it?
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Recent media reports have indicated there is a growing number of students requiring special considerations for coursework and exams.