Exam time is annoying, it's like taking bad tasting medicine, you know it's going to help you get better, but it makes you as uncomfortable as possible first.
And such discomfort is often the source of major nervousness and sometimes uncontrollable jitters before a really important exam.
This not only affects your health, but it can also lead to people doing poorly in an exam that they are more than capable of acing.
According to people who deal with these issues on a daily basis, some of the techniques you can use to minimise the risk of these fits include eating right, drinking a lot of water and resting your mind as much as you exercise it.
"We just tell them that their concentration is the first part of it," explained Gospel High School principal Diana Nainoca.
"Then the second part is the timetable — this really needs to be designed well, especially the hours of study the student has and the number of breaks they take which are just as important."
Mrs Nainoca added that the school placed a lot of emphasis on not pulling all-nighters just before a paper.
"When exams get closer, we encourage them not to do late-night study and all-nighters because they need their rest.
"Peer groups were really a good method of teaching students, we found.
"We had the fast learners blended into the 'at risk' students as well, because we find that they learn better."