Exams are a dread to students. Meanwhile, it is a word of celebration for teachers. What is an exam, you say? Well, an exam is when students get tested theoretically and maybe practically. Don't you think it sounds kind of easy? Well, it is not. The exam week is when students keep studying and stressing out. This is because the marks on the test paper are what is used to judge them. That is why students get stressed out and feel like they have to put their lives on the line.
Do you know where they get the pressure from? The pressure could be from their teachers or parents. They expect a lot from you and their intentions are good, actually, but, sometimes, it can go a little overboard. When you hear that they expect you to get the grades they wanted, it feels like there is suddenly weight on your shoulders. You want to please them and do not want to be a big failure or disappointment to them. While you keep pleasing them, you might also lose hope in yourself. That is kind of sad when what you once believed will make you happy becomes something impossible to do.
The second place that they get pressure from is themselves. You might get envious of your friend’s marks and want to do better, so you keep pushing yourself to be the best among the best. While pushing yourself, you could feel stressed or easily irritated if you did not get the results you wanted. That is when some students think that there is no hope and fall into depression. They may feel that, no matter how hard they have studied, their marks would not go up. This is the mindset that society has put in us. It is so heart-breaking to read the news about a teen or student committing suicide over a grade or the pressure they were feeling.
You know what would be great? To stop all of this from happening. To spread the word that it is okay to fail, because it gives us room to grow. Also, a mere grade cannot fully measure what you do or your attitude. Never be afraid to fail and always do your best. Sometimes, things may not go your way and that is okay. You are awesome and what you do is the best.
In conclusion, say something nice to people and do not judge them by their grade. You never know what they have been through. It is okay to take a break and okay to have your own opinions.