Working with Anxiety

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Randell Edwards, College Freshman
University of St. Francis, Joliet, Il

I learned how not to think about negative things before I begin to take a test. If I do, then it well affect the way I take the test, which may lead me to lower test score.

Reducing Exam Anixety and Improving Concentration
Avery, College Freshman
Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Il

This article was really helpful. I knew some of the information,but it also gave me some new ideas, such as when concentrating on studying I could keep a pad and paper and write down interupted thoughts and all. I think that students would benefit from this greatly!

Distractions and a homebase.
College Sophomore
Sierra College, Rocklin Ca USA

I found this article to full of great advice, in particular with regard to the topics of improving concentration. To me it's incredibly important to make sure you that when you are working you are able to full immerse yourself in the work. Distractions, and clutter are sure ways to keep your mind off your work on your surroundings.

I have lately found myself without my regular study location on the dining room table, and this has caused me much grief in being able to study for more then half an hour. I have tried the bed, the couch, or even the computer desk and all of these areas are either too cluttered or have easy access to distractions. Make sure you set aside a place to work that is relatively free of distractions and has enough space to work comfortably.

Thank you.

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College Freshman
Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA

Dealing with test anxiety is hard for many people. Most test anxiety comes from the fear of not doing well on a test or not having enough time to study for a test. This article was very helpful to me. Not on all my tests but specifically on math tests I get anxiety. I start to second guess myself if whether or not an answer I chose is correct. I tell myself I don't know the material or "I can't do this". This article gave me tips on how to deal with my test anxiety.

Exam Anxiety
College Freshman
Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA

Usually on the day of exams I can get nervous. Most of the time I feel like I should have studied harder or been better prepared. There are times when I put myself down saying that I'm going to fail the exam. But this article had some very good tips and I'm looking forward to follow these tips.

Lori DiTucci, College Freshman
Austin Community College, Round Rock, Texas

I find testing to be difficult no matter what tricks I use. I always prepare for testing the night before and arrange all my needed items in the place soI can locate them quickly when I leave. I believe no one can help me with my anxiety for testing. I will try rubber bands and other tools, like being early for class and I still find I have a mental block at times.The howtostudy guide may be helpful for some but I still can not over come my anxiety. I think it does have some good pointer.

working with anxiety
College Freshman
Austin Community College, Austin, Texas

i read this article with paper and pencil in hand. i am sure that this will come in handy on those horrible test days

College Sophomore
Craftonhills college, Yucaipa, CA

This article really was helpful because I would always study the things I already knew to make me feel better that I knew what I was trying to learn. Now i am going to try a new study technique.

Christina Garcia, College Sophomore
Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa

I learned that having anxiety before taking a test is normal. And that even if one may have it, they should feel confident about what they know. If one seems to think they don't know anything, they they may become blank and forget about everything they learned.

I also learned that while studying, one should study for an hour then take short breaks in between rather then studying hour after hour,which causes one to forget what they are even studying.

If one is being timed on a test, just focus on the questions you know and skip the ones you don't so one ends up having more time in the end to work on the harder problems on the test. One should focus on avoiding negative comments such as, "I'm going to fail", "I can't do this" and etc. Overall, one should be confident in what they have learned and studied.

Best Advice
JOANN MORRIS, College Freshman
Chemeketa, Salem, OR

This paper help me with preparing for a test. I think that everyone that is having trouble before a test, then they should print this paper out. Then follow the steps,it will help greatly.

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Crystal Whitfield, College Freshman
Chemeketa Communty collage , Salem, OR

When I'm preparing for a test I just tell my self to keep thinking positive, but then when it comes to the test I get freaked out and nerves kick in. Reading this really helped me understand how to maybe overcome this.

College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

I thought this article was very helpful and useful, because I always had such a hard time taking tests. I am actually glad I picked this one to read!

Managing anxiety
College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

I have test anxiety. i have since high school. i think something that has helped me get through it is just determination and strong mindedness. Just knowing and telling my self that i can do it helps me. Review old papers and work that would help with the test. You have to be confident in yourself.

Great advise !
Teresa Cooley, College Freshman
Austin Community College, Round Rock,Texas

Quick easy and understandable ! Thank you.

Test Anxiety
College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Mcminnville, Oregon

Working with Anxiety is a great article to help prepare your mind on positive thinking. Blocking out the negative thoughts is a great way to relieve anxiety during testing times. I actually have come out of a test doing better than I thought I would have, all because I kept a clear and positive mind. This article also covers a lot on how to eliminate the negative self statements that may limit our ability to perform well on our exams. Stay calm and test on with confidence!!

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College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I think that most people get test anxiety at some point. I know I get it quite often. I found that this article really helped me find what I can do to make things a little easier on myself when I go to take a test.

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College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem,OR

This article was really helpful. I knew some of the information,but it also gave me some new ideas, such as when concentrating on studying I could keep a pad and paper and write down interrupted thoughts and all. I think that my fellow classmates and other students would benefit from this greatly!


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