Presentation on theme: "Test anxiety When you’re worried over your performance on an exam : Your heart beats faster Your pulse speeds up Hormones are secreted Sweat more than."— Presentation transcript:
Test anxiety When you’re worried over your performance on an exam : Your heart beats faster Your pulse speeds up Hormones are secreted Sweat more than normal Suffer from a stomachache or headache Your field of vision narrows Leaving you with very peripheral sight Having difficulty focusing Your mind goes blank
Workshop of Dr. Trimble students on over coming test anxiety. For many students being with other sufferers was a relief and they found they weren’t alone and freaks. They were told to prevent it from getting the best of them. Learn to relax: Stretch as hard as you can your muscles then suddenly relax all of them Don’t want to be too relaxed; There is a optimum level of concern when you perform at your best. Concentrate on what you can do: If you leave too much studying until before the examination concentrate on what you can do & try to think what questions are likely
During the study: Set a moderate pace Vary it by interspersing reading, writing notes, Going over your notes Review what you know Take breaks & go to sleep in plenty of time to get a good night’s rest before the exam Eat a moderate breakfast or lunch, avoiding drinks with caffeine Steering clear of follow students who get tense (Panic is contagious.) Workshop of Dr. Trimble students on over coming test anxiety.
Get to the exam room a few minutes early in order that familiarize with the surroundings & get out your supplies When the examination is handed out: Read the direction twice & underline significant instructions. Making sure you understand them, ask the teacher or proctor to explain if you don’t. First answer the easiest questions, then go back to the more difficult. On multiple-choice question, first eliminate the impossible answers, then make a good intuitive if you have problem whit it On essay question, Take a few minutes to organize you thoughts, make a brief outline then start off with a summary sentence.
Workshop of Dr. Trimble students on over coming test anxiety. Keep working steadily, & even when time starts to run out, don’t speed up. When the examination is over: Don’t torture yourself by thinking over all mistakes you made. Don’t start studying immediately for another exam. Give yourself an hour or two of free time.