20 July 2021
Tiarra Ko, an 18-year-old student at Hwa Chong Institution, copes with revision for her A-level exams by studying with her friends via video calls, with the audio on mute.
A few months before her O-level examinations two years ago, she asked her parents for permission to sign up for hip-hop dance classes.
Taking time from revision for a hobby, or having a group of supportive friends, are good strategies to cope with academic stress.
Mild stress can be beneficial. At low levels, stress can be helpful and motivating.
Mental or emotional preparation is just as important as academic preparation. Mental preparation helps students remain calm and centered, so they can think clearly.