Overcoming Test Anxiety

Exam anxiety
Tara Butler, College Freshman
Austin Commuinty Collge, Round Rock ,TX

This section helps me a lot with my anxiety for exams. Sometimes when it comes to exams i just stress a lot, because they are worth so much of the final grade. This section has a lot of different strategies that would be helpful to me.

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Crafton Hills College, California

Thank you. I found some really helpful advice here. I have never noticed how hurtful talking with other students, that have a negative outlook on the test, before the test could be; but after reading it here I can see how it can make my outlook on the test negative as well. I do rush through tests without reading the questions carefully, and that is usually where I make the most mistakes. I notice that I do tend to panic when I see students turn in their papers before I am finished; there is no reward for finishing first, is there?

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Debbie Litterello, College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

This was such a great read. I learned al ot about myself and the bad habits I have acquired. If I could pin point a few ideas that encouraged me they were to relax, take deep breaths, and approach a test as a test and not a life changing ordeal.

I'm Overcoming My Test Anxiety!
Ultimate Medical Academy , Tampa, Florida

Reading this article showed that all I need to do is stay calm, breathe, and go with the flow. What I study will always be on the test, so having confidence will help me not have anxiety anymore.

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Austin Community College, Austin, Texas

I like the way how there's snippets of little examples of overcoming testing anxiety. I can easily understand, write, and re-write notes on this website. I want to make a book out of these notes.

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Gabriel Grecny, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This article helps gives information on how to overcome, prevent and lessen any test anxiety. The article separates this information into a Before, During, and After sections, with their own bullet points as well as some Relaxation techniques and other, more general tips spread around.

This was a quite informative and easily-digestible webpage, that while having a lot of somewhat generic but still helpful advice such as "Be prepared!" it also had quite a lot less-common advice and some tips based off of science, such as exercise strengthening the mind and what kinds of food you should eat before the test. I also liked how with most bolded pieces of advice it would go on to explain them a bit more and give some specifics. I could have definitely used some of those relaxation techniques they mentioned today; I got so hung up on not knowing so many questions despite a large amount of study time that my brain pretty much stopped working due to stress.


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