Learn what test anxiety is. Be able to identify if you have test anxiety and learn how to overcome it. Be able to find ways to deal with test anxiety.
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Learn what test anxiety is. Be able to identify if you have test anxiety and learn how to overcome it. Be able to find ways to deal with test anxiety Be able to avoid test anxiety while taking tests Strategies you can learn to help overcome test anxiety Describe a plan of action that you can take in order to avoid test anxiety.
Test anxiety can be defined as a performance anxiety this anxiety can be a feeling that someone might have in a situation when performance really counts or when the person has pressure to perform well. Test anxiety can cause things such as making a persons’ mind go blank or making a person have racing thoughts. Determine what type of test anxiety you have. Do you have anxiety while preparing for the test, or do you prepare and have anxiety while taking the test.
You probably have test anxiety if you answer YES to four or more of the following: 1.I have a hard time getting started studying for a test. 2. When studying for a test, I find many things that distract me. 3. I expect to do poorly on a test no matter how much or how hard I study. 4. When taking a test, I experience physical discomfort such as sweaty palms, an upset stomach, a headache, difficulty breathing, and tension in my muscles 5. When taking a test, I find it difficult to understand the directions and questions. 6. When taking a test, I have difficulty organizing my thoughts. 7. When taking a test, I often “draw a blank.” 8. When taking a test, I find my mind wandering to other things. 9. I usually score lower on a test than I do on assignments and papers. 10. After a test, I remember information I couldn’t recall during the test. Compliments of www.how-to-study.com
Ask for help Have a positive attitude Visualize success Ask yourself questions while studying to determine what you need to study
Evaluate study habitats Look at strategies Time Management
o Study strategy that can help control test anxiety o Study Techniques o Positive attitude o Have a plan
So test anxiety can be an issue for many students. Determine first if you have test anxiety. When dealing with test anxiety find a way to overcome and help yourself with test anxiety. When feeling like you have test anxiety coming on find a strategy to help yourself overcome this. Prepare yourself while to help lessen your anxiety. If you do these things to first off try and avoid test anxiety and then do some of these things while having test anxiety, you should be successful in overcoming your anxiety. Remember always stay positive and try your hardest and you will be successful.