In life we can often over think things which could be resolved and progressed by simply questioning why we are thinking such thoughts. Our thoughts can become excessively negative and create a sense of self-guilt, anxiety, fear or anger and for those reasons it would be valuable to read the below..
For most people an exam situation can prove a challenge not only academically but also mentally. The pressure to do well, or the negative pressure to do not so well, can prove an enormous burden on ones general well being and in effect cause a stream of irrational thinking. Examples of irrational thinking in the context of an exam could be "I am going to panic during the exam and fail, then cry and leave the examination room", " What is the point im going to fail anyway", "Im going to disappoint everyone" ' thoughts like these can create circles in our mind, which can result, in the extreme, actually causing that dreaded experience and when if you had thought through things carefully maybe none of that would of happened.
Socratic thinking comes from the great educator Socrates. His methadology behind Socratic questioning is that by questioning things we can uncover many of our: assumptions of ourselves and others, find truth, discover issues and ultimately distinguish what we do know and what we don't know.
Socrates is well known for stating "I know that I know nothing" which in turn is the foundation of Socratic questioning. By questioning our irrational, negative, prejudice thoughts etc it will allow one to realize whether what you think is really supported by realism and fact and to find alternative ways of thinking. It also aims for the tackling of ALL the potential consequences and challenging these potential consequences.
By questioning your thoughts you will find tranquility of mind and you can be assured that if you do think a certain way,that you have the power to challenge your negative thoughts and through questioning feel much more positive.