Ace the WACE

Stress reduction & study skills

deal with stress to blitz exams & study effectively

There are lots of resources to help improve your learning:

While you are focused on the goal of achieving university entry, how are your stress levels? Time to check whether your coping strategies are working in your best interests.

stress: what are the symptoms?


  • clamming up
  • isolation
  • lashing out at others
  • nagging
  • relationship problems
  • resentment


  • anxious
  • bad tempered/ irritable
  • crying spells
  • the 'blues'
  • mood swings
  • worry/ easily discouraged


  • appetite changes
  • dry mouth
  • colds/ sickness
  • diarrhoea
  • headaches
  • insomnia
  • nail biting
  • pounding heart
  • shoulders ache
  • skin rash
  • sweat
  • teeth grinding

shaping a positive mindset

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another" ~ William James

mission stress reduction

  • Do something (activity releases feelgood brain chemicals)
  • Watch a funny film
  • Talk with someone you trust
  • Listen to music - dance
  • Manage distractors
  • Take care of time
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