Exam Aftermath: The Final Hurdle

Exam Aftermath: The Final Hurdle

Learn why dwelling on or talking about the exam, after you take it, is never a good idea, how to cope with the interminable wait before you finally learn your grades, and how to manage your expectations.


Welcome to Exam Aftermath: The Final Hurdle! In this lesson, we’ll help you manage the anxiety that naturally arises at three points: after you finish an exam, while you wait for your grades, and when you finally get your grades.

I. The Hurdling Metaphor

Exam season is, in many ways, like hurdling. Hurdling is a competitive race in which the runners intermittently jump over obstacles, called hurdles, to get to the finish line.  In our analogy, exam season is the race, each exam is a...