Has the following ever happened to you?
This can be a very frustrating experience referred to as test anxiety. A small amount of anxiety about a test can be helpful:
However, experiencing too much anxiety can be very detrimental. Such test anxiety can manifest itself in various ways:
The key to managing your test anxiety is to practice anxiety-reducing techniques before test season is upon you. We encourage you to use the resources in this guide to help you manage your test anxiety and to discover the techniques that work best for you.
Explore the links in this guide to help you manage your test anxiety. For further help, contact your Student Success Advisor.
The Learning Curve staff can help you learn effective test preparation skills. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to try out the strategies we discuss! You can also visit the Study Skills section of this guide for study tips.
Negative self-talk can slow or even stop your study process. They are distracting and can contribute to the experience of “freezing” during a test. Find ways to “talk back” to those negative thoughts.
Take care of yourself physically. Remember you are a whole person – you need to take care of your mind, body, spirit and emotions.