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Sleeping on notes or students’ superstitions

March 9, 2010

By Ieva Cielava

Canadian research in 1989 found students pay enormous attention to superstitions. They are afraid of the unknown, and that’s why they rely on it – was the conclusion of the research.
To find out how important superstitions are, 19 students from University of Latvia , University of Vidzeme, School of Business Administration “Turība”, Riga Technical University and Riga Stradins University were interviewed. All of them agreed that they have certain beliefs and rituals which they try to follow.
The most popular way to prepare for an exam is to put books or notes under their pillow because the students believe this will help knowledge enter the mind. Many students also wear special things to exams – earrings, a red piece of clothing, or even special tights.
Marina Titova says hair is a positive channel connecting a person with a higher force. Before important examinations people should think wise thoughts while brushing their hair, Titova says. Edgars Kudiņs agrees that hair has an important role in pre-examination preparation. “You shouldn’t cut hair, shave, or cut your nails,” Kudiņš says warning that wisdom is lost for those who do.
Other students advise spending the night before examinations with friends having fun.
Jānis Ķemers says the best place to sit, if you are not prepared for the exam, is the first row, because professors never believe that students who are unprepared sit in the front.
Superstitions play an important role in lives of Latvians. Even if we don’t really believe them, it seems safer to follow the easy ones. However Latvians are not the only ones to follow superstitions. Many cultures across the whole world do.

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    March 9, 2010 19:35

    I sleep on my notes before exam. My grandma told me that helps to keep the knowledge in one’s head. Funny, but it really works! 🙂

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    I belive in partying before an exam.. I can’t say, that it works, bet there’re lots of good memories after this 😀

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