Sunday, December 16, 2007

Test Anxiety: Part 1

Most of you probably experience some nervousness about taking tests, but for some of you just the thought of taking a test can be overwhelming. There are certain things you can do before and during the test to help relieve some of this test anxiety. This post will be Test Anxiety:Part 1. It will discuss strategies to help with test anxiety as you prepare for the test. Tomorrow's post will be Test Anxiety:Part 2, which will discuss helping with test anxiety during the test.

Try these strategies as you prepare for the test:
  • Approach the test with confidence. Picture yourself doing well.
  • Be prepared! Organize and learn the necessary material. Don't wait to study the night before.
  • Allow yourself plenty of time to do things you need to do before the test (get a drink, sharpen pencils, turn in study guide, etc.)
  • Try to relax.
  • Don't talk to students who have not prepared and are being negative.
  • Get a good night's sleep the night before the exam.
  • Eat a healthy snack before the test and avoid sugary foods.

Try these strategies as you prepare for your next test and post a comment about how they work for you!

1 comment: said...

I have used study skill 1.
i picked this skill because I always have hard times during tests.the way i used this skill is when im stressed out.i think it through then relax.i will continue this stragity because i will know what to do