Volume 3, Issue 8, (Originally Published on Monday 29th April)
The June exams will be in the Royal Exhibition Building. June mornings in Melbourne can be cold. They try and heat the REB with the little heaters. Those work if you’re sitting directly under them and for no one else. If you sit in a cold enough place for three and a half hours, your hands may turn blue and your teeth start chattering. You won’t be able to write and you’ll be under suspicion for collaboration by sending exam answers in Morse code through your making sounds.
Let’s avoid that.
If you’re someone who gets cold easily or has poor circulation, be prepared with the following tips:
• Fingerless gloves
• Warm wheat pack
• Hot water bottle
• Ear muffs
• A few extra layers.
Also remember that these will be subject to scrutiny by the invigilators.
The most crucial parts are your head, hands and feet. Your hands do the writing, your head the thinking and your feet the walking to the bathroom.
Take a short break, go to the bathroom and run warm water over your hands.
Try your methods out when you’re writing your practice exams. You are writing practice exams, right? Yes. Try them out and see which one works for you. Remember the mantra: nothing new on exam day.