Students will be getting pressure from all sides; all teachers, parents, tutors & peers. They may not let on, but they are acutely aware of the time and work needed before the exam.
If it feels like an impossible task ahead of them, the bravado may cover up their fear of failure and students may completely disengage. Specific feedback with one or two simple actions will help to make the unmanageable manageable. Keeping the actions small with quick wins can build confidence and the motivation to push further.
Providing students with a breakdown of their mock results will really help them avoid feeling overwhelmed. Seeing an overview of their results across the course, with question level analysis, will help them target their revision. This is one reason why our student reports have had such great feedback from teachers and students.