Positive Self Talk to Decrease Test Anxiety

Positive self talk
Jeanna heuer, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I am super bad at negative self talk. I have noticed that this tears down my self esteem. However, more importantly, this breaks down my feeling of competence and motivation, which breaks down my persistence. Finding positive self talk that is honest and to the point, helps avoid creating a self destructive pit.

Positive Self
Douglas Shearer, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This article was a no brainer and something I have practiced all my life. For those who don't know, negative thoughts not only destroy confidence but decrease test taking abilities to ineffectiveness. Answer? Practice supporting oneself by saying you "can" and make things easier on yourself.

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Dusti Patten, HS Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This article is very helpful. Math is a difficult subject for me and I find myself using negative self talk more then I'd like to admit. I will be looking into getting Dr. Paul D. Nolting's book.

Positive self talk to Decrese test anxiety
Maria Garcia , College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem,OR

I was one of these people before that would always talk negative things about an assignment or project that was due that sometimes I felt it was done incorrectly. Ever since I started high school until now, that negative talk had changed for me. I know always talk positive and think positive as well when doing homework and try to talk to my teacher on how I can become more successful. I really like this approach because one little positive thing can make your day a whole lot better, because when you talk positive everything than can go wrong. I always use this method and I use it now, because my classes are a little difficult too. It also brings the stress level a little down for me as well. The test are the ones that would stress me more out and that is why i would always talk negative, but now I try my best at everything and talk positive.

This really works!
Navarre Smith
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I have found that when I feel positive about a test I tend to do much better and stress less about it. There have been several times when I am feeling less than confident about a test and engage in some Negative Self-Talk, and it almost always causes a decrease in performance in test taking. Usually when I am positive, and tell myself that I can do it. I feel more confident and tend to do marginally better than if I felt negatively about myself before a test.

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Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

In taking this How To Study guide i have learned a lot. I never had good study habits and would cram before an exam. Fortunately for me I was able to take this example and excelin my studies for becoming a Medical Coding and Insurance Billing employee. I hope to exceed in this course to be the best at what i can do .This has been in a very informative study for me. Thank you very much

Stopping the Negative Talk
Johny Kubishta, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I used this type of positive talk during my last math test. I was actually starting to give up. There were a few math questions that came up on the test that I couldn't remember the steps to and I was stuck and I felt the anxiety building and was ready to walk out, then I said to myself, just go to the next question, finish what you have, and get a score. Don't be a quitter is what I told myself. Positive talk worksbut I was lucky.

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Keila Renee Martin, College Senior
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, FLORIDA

My key before taking a test is I sit down in a room by myself and meditate. I tell myself over and over again you could do this. Yes it very nerve racking but you have to go in thinking positive. Boost your self esteem up make yourself feel better.

Positively Helpful
Chemeketa Community College, Salem

I loved the tips that this website gives. I often struggle with negative self talk, sometimes without even thinking about it. I like the idea of silently telling your mind to STOP!when the negative thoughts start coming, and replace them with positive statements.

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Mckayla Marchand
Mckayla Marchand, salem oregon

In this article I found it very interesting that we can shape the way our mind thinks by repeating positive thoughts in our mind. Everyone tends to use negative thoughts to themselves, especially before taking a test like, "I'm not good enough".

This article helpful and mind opening. It taught me instead of going in before a test negative, I need to switch my thoughts to be positive. If we think we will fail, then we will fail but if we think we can succeed then we will succeed.

Positive Self Talk
Rheannon Drain
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This resource is a good starting point for people with test anxiety. I's not a perfect site but it's a beginning. This website is interesting because it recognizes that what it's asking of you is not easy, but it seems to display it in a simple manner.

It tries to give you examples of how to turn your negative thinking into positive thinking. They admit that it's not a simple as it may seem because you need to get in a habit of making your mind think positively instead of negatively. Replacing things such as I cannot pass math with "With hard work I will pass math."

While I appreciate what, they are trying to convey, I believe, even though they try to warn people who read their article that they have no small feat ahead, they do not fully express just how hard it can be for some people to, for lack of a better word, reprogram their brains.

Lesly Torres
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This resource from the Saint Louis University provided some short examples on how to use positive self talk to help decrease text anxiety; it listed examples of negative self talk as well. By including the negative self talk, I think it brings awareness. Often, people use negative self talk without realizing it, and by pointing it out, I think people will become aware and star avoiding using negative self talk. Over all, the resource gave a good summary on how to decrease test anxiety. Using positive self talk is a key strategy to reduce test anxiety.


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