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Hello there,

I am having a problem to solve in exams. I think it's because am freezing but that's just a speculation. I am a physics-math junior and I study really well, solve without looking at solutions and focus and understand the material.

Yet whenever I enter an exam I can always solve the familiar type of questions but struggle to focus on the others (which constitute near 70% of the exam).

As an example today I did an exam in real analysis. We have been given a problem set (as a homework) with approx. 20 exercises and I solved most of them perfectly although they were supposed to be hard and time-consuming yet they didn't take long with me.

However, when I took the exam it felt as if I didn't know where to start and I couldn't proceed with my proofs. Then I try another exercise and I stress. Then I switch because I couldn't get the intuition of the proof and I stress even more. By the first 15 minutes, I was looking at the exam as a block of language I could not understand. I don't know if this is common or not but it has been the case for most of my exams. Once or twice it didn't happen and I performed way better on those handful occasions. This is why am so eager to know how to solve this issue.

Edit: forgot to mention that everytime I resolve the exam at home, I know how to do the majority of the questions.

I am having a problem to solve in exams. I think it's because am freezing but that's just a speculation. I am a physics-math junior and I study really well, solve without looking at solutions and focus and understand the material.

Yet whenever I enter an exam I can always solve the familiar type of questions but struggle to focus on the others (which constitute near 70% of the exam).

As an example today I did an exam in real analysis. We have been given a problem set (as a homework) with approx. 20 exercises and I solved most of them perfectly although they were supposed to be hard and time-consuming yet they didn't take long with me.

However, when I took the exam it felt as if I didn't know where to start and I couldn't proceed with my proofs. Then I try another exercise and I stress. Then I switch because I couldn't get the intuition of the proof and I stress even more. By the first 15 minutes, I was looking at the exam as a block of language I could not understand. I don't know if this is common or not but it has been the case for most of my exams. Once or twice it didn't happen and I performed way better on those handful occasions. This is why am so eager to know how to solve this issue.

Edit: forgot to mention that everytime I resolve the exam at home, I know how to do the majority of the questions.

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