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A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

“For thousands of youngsters, crucial exams are near. Many say the pressure on students should be minimised, but should people just accept it as a fact of life?, asks Matthew Syed author of  Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice.

Is it any wonder that many students fail to perform, not because they lack ability, but because of the unique pressure of the exam room – the ticking clock on the wall, invigilators pacing up and down, and the surreal sense that one’s very future is in the balance?

We are competitive animals and, however we decide to evaluate each other – whether at exams, job interviews or even on romantic dates – we are occasionally going to get nervous. Removing pressure altogether from life is, in many ways, an impossible dream”, but there are some tips that we can use to cope with pressure.(Read more)


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This entry was posted on 01/06/2012 by in Emotions.
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