Dealing with Test Anxiety
Do you suffer from test anxiety.
Perhaps you thought you knew the material. You had studied diligently and done all the homework. But then on the day of the exam, you freeze up and your mind goes blank.
The questions you thought you knew....well you just can't seem to remember them now.
Does this sound familiar? If so, then you may be experiencing test anxiety.
It's okay to feel nervous before an exam - in fact it can rev you up and motivate you to do well in your exam.
But when that nervousness becomes so strong that you can't perform in a test or have difficulty remembering and concentrating, then you need to do something about your test anxiety.
There are a number of things that you can do before, during and after your test to reduce your test taking anxiety.
This is why it is important to take care of yourself. Learn ways that you can relax yourself either before or during the test.
I find that breathing exercises can be sequenced into your exam which can greatly reduce your stress and increase your focus.
Test taking anxiety is a type of performance anxiety, in which performance really counts and the pressure is on to do well.
Other types of performance anxiety include public speaking anxiety or going to an important interview.
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