Study techniques and motivation

Coping up with Exam stress and fear  by Darshan Bhambiru

Fear is one of the most powerful emotions.
It has a very strong effect on your mind and body.

AWARE is an acronym standing for:
A: Accept the anxiety. Don’t try to fight it.
W: Watch the anxiety. Just watch it and when you notice it, scale your level of fear and start to breathe longer on the out-breath.
A: Stands for ‘Act normally’. …
R: Repeat the above steps in your mind if necessary.
E: Expect the best.




Fear and anxiety can last for a short time and then pass, but they can also last much longer and you can get stuck with them. In some cases they can take over your life, affecting your ability to eat, sleep, concentrate, travel, enjoy life, or even leave the house or go to work or school. This can hold you back from doing things you want or need to do, and it also affects your health.
Early humans needed the fast, powerful responses that fear causes, as they were often in situations of physical danger; however, we no longer face the same threats in modern-day living.

Despite this, our minds and bodies still work in the same way as our early ancestors, and we have the same reactions to our modern worries about bills, travel and social situations. But we can’t run away from or physically attack these problems!

Breathe, Relax, Eat!

How to study for 17 hours a day

“Yes I have studied for 17hrs at a stretch for many days.These events happened in 2007 when I started studying for my GATE(Graduate Aptitude test in Engineering) exams for M.Tech entrance. This was what happened.”


“In a knowledge-intensive world of ceaseless innovation and change, I assert, every professional must be a leader”

You and your career

Inspiring Speech for CS students by stanford professor


Career Paths for CS Major

Step #1: Sell What You Are Teaching – 0:37

Step #2: Find a Way to Add Fun, Humor, and Creativity – 1:01

Step #3: Simplify: Make it Look Easy – 2:07

Step #4: Give Steps – 2:13

Step #5: Sell Belief – 2:22

Step #6: Teach the Way They Learn – 2:37

Step #7: Re-Remind – 2:53

Step #8: Be Patient – 3:36

Step #9: Be a Great Student – 3:57

Step #10: Encourage, Praise, Recognize – 4:27