At this time of year, students preparing for the upcoming IB exams can be separated into two groups. One group is eager to take the exams, tired of studying, and impatient to finally be done with it all. The other group is afraid, paranoid about the time slipping away, and wishing for an extra two weeks to revise. However, time will neither speed up nor slow down. Everyone has the same handful of days left to get the best out of their exam period. With time closing in, people of either group like to panic. What should I be studying now? Where, when, and how will I be most efficient? Should I ask others for help? The first step is to relax. As an IB student, you should be at least somewhat comfortable with peaks of stress. Stay cool and in control, and take a look back and learn from everything you’ve done so far in order to maximize your effectiveness for the final countdown. Tackle each of your doubts one by one.