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ASTI advice to Exam Students

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 03/06/2014. ASTI advice to Exam StudentsTags: Parenting Teachers

ASTI President Sally Maguire gave some words of advice to the country’s Leaving and Junior Cert exam students today.
“Remember to keep things in perspective. You are sitting exams, and that is all they are; they do not define your value as a person. We are all unique and each person’s best effort on a given day looks different from everyone else’s efforts. Try not to compare and try not to over analyse any exam. Focus on the next exam, rather than the one you have just completed”.

The ASTI President said a balanced routine can boost exam performance: “You will benefit from looking after yourself. Keep a balanced routine over the coming weeks with plenty of study breaks, adequate sleep time, a nutritious diet and some kind of physical activity each day.”

Approximately 118,000 students begin their Leaving and Junior Cert exams tomorrow.

“Today’s exam students have spent the last three to six years engaging in learning, exploring their own interests and talents, and developing their identities as young people and citizens,” said Ms Maguire. “Each and every one of these students has come a long way in just a few years and they can rest assured that their efforts over the past few years, and their efforts over the weeks to come, will be judged fairly and independently. Ireland has a robust exams system which is credible, objective and transparent. It provides students with a valid statement of learning and achievement half way through and at the end of their second-level education experience. It is vital that our exams system retains these strengths.”

Source: ASTI Press Release


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