Overcoming Test Anxiety
Most students encounter test anxiety one time or another. Some
students feel it every time they take a test. Concern about tests that
causes you to study is a good thing. Anxiety levels that cause you to
panic or freeze up are not.
Many schools provide good advice to their students about test
anxiety. This alone should tell you that it is a common phenomenon,
that lots of students experience it, and that there are things you can
do to reduce it or remove it from your life.
There is good advice about handling your anxiety at the sites
below. Many give the same basic advice: learn to relax,
learn to let go of your fear, learn
to prepare, and be confident about
yourself and your preparations. Browse the sites below, and see if the
ideas on one or more of them reach out to you.
Anxiety resource - University of Illinois Counseling Center -
Explains anxiety, gives steps to take to control it
Anxiety resource - State University of New York at Buffalo -
Provides a list of ideas to avoid that can cause
Anxiety resource - Educational Testing Services (PDF file) -
Examples of turning habits and ideas that lead to failure
into ideas that build success
Anxiety Advice from How to Study.com - Offers a diagnostic quiz
about anxiety and advice on dealing with it
Anxiety resource - Study Guides and Strategies - More things to do
to avoid anxiety
Anxiety resource - Teens Health (applies to adults, too) - Another
take on anxiety, discussed from a teen's point of view
Test Anxiety resource -
University of Texas at Dallas - Strategies about anxiety, studying,
and test taking.
Test Anxiety resource - Test Anxiety Tips.com -
Lots of links about many aspects of test anxiety
Other useful web sites for studying:
Tech Web Encyclopedia
One Look - a great site for looking up any word
What Is...? - great for looking up technical terms
Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works - great
articles on technology
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