Students and Stress at Exam Time

Contributed by Mr. Ahmed S. Jawarneh
MA Applied Linguistics
ESL Instructor – Prep Year
Taibah University, Al-Ula Male Campus

A very interesting presentation was led by Ahmed Jawarneh on the issue of student stress relating to exams.

The presentation discussed the stress students suffer from, before and during exams times. The presentation brought to light the problems students encounter, often not recognised by teachers.

A variety of reasons were presented that cause student exam stress, including issues such as the desire of low level learners to just to gain a pass, in contrast to high achievers who set themselves extremely high goals, as well as the impact of irrational fears, the lack of control over the exam system and parental expectations.

The attached power point is worth looking at to glean more information about this rarely discussed topic.