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By Laura C. Massa Source: Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. About Test Anxiety.Classic Scriptography. 2007.

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1 By Laura C. Massa Source: Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. About Test Anxiety.Classic Scriptography

2 It is worry or fear caused by having to take tests. Symptoms:  Mental distraction (noise, temperature, passersby)  Physical symptoms  Mental blocks  Building test-taking skills can help reduce test anxiety

3  It is caused by pressure, past experience and fear of failure

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8  Set the right atmosphere (light, distractions, don’t do it if you are overtired)  Make the most of your notes  Develop a schedule (mark deadlines, breaks, be realistic)  Create learning aids (charts, timelines, flashcards)  Prepare yourself (ask questions, take notes, ask for help)  Be kind to yourself (sleep and eat well)

9  For short-answer exams:  Budget your time  Do easiest questions first  Look for clues in the questions  Answer each question  Use the full time allowed

10  Solve in the order given  Think as you read  Read each choice carefully  Eliminate the wrong choices  Make an educated guess  Finish the exam

11  Read all questions first (underline key words)  Organize your ideas (outline)  Start with the easiest question  Proofread at the end

12  Think positively  Use your imagination in a positive way (as a winner not as a loser)  Have a healthy diet and exercise regularly

13  Loosen your clothing  Tighten the muscles in your toes  Hold for a count of 10  Relax  If your mind is blocked during tests:  Close your eyes  Take a deep breath  Concentrate on your breathing  Let it go  Go back to the exam

14  Study effectively (to learn the material)  Learn efficient test-taking strategies  Use relaxation techniques


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