Monday, June 6, 2011

Exam terror !

here's a few tips (approx 15 -20 mins)

What's spirituality got to do with exams?

Naaah, don't go talking to me ' bout spiritual stuff before real things like exams! Pffft!


from James 1:5 in the Bible

"If any of you need wisdom, you should ask God, and it will be given to you. God is generous and won't correct you for asking."

that means PRAY about your study and exams! Do it.

I found a little pre-exam prayer. Reword it into your own 'speak' and use it.

Prayer Before an Exam

Dear Lord,

Sometimes I feel a little strange praying
to you because of an exam.
It doesn't really seem all that significant
when you consider the "big picture."
But right now, the test looms so large
that it is all I can see before me.

I pray to you for three things:
- the strength to handle the pressure that I feel,
- the confidence to feel secure
in my knowledge and preparation,
- and the ability to keep an appropriate
perspective on it all.
Help me to keep in mind what is really important,
even as I focus all of my time and energy
on this test in the immediate future. Amen


Using Mind Mapping (Tony Buzan)

Some of you may use mind maps in preparing for exams - in this brief video, Tony Buzan tells how he came across 'mind maps' while preparing for exams...

how to prepare for an exam (Navitas)

How to prepare for an exam (howdini)

So, there you go - have a coffee and get stuck into it!
If you still want more info - check out one of my previous posts:
"Meditation for Study"

pastoral response to rapture

Though the supposed rapture had come and gone already, I'd like to thanks to Jacob T who shared this very pastoral article by Timothy Dalrymple, please read it if you found yourself troubled by what did - or did not - happen :