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Overcoming Test Anxiety

By May 15, 2012

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Are you fretting over your final exams or standardized tests? Do you ever feel so nervous during a test that you can't concentrate on the material or even forget the answers to questions? Test anxiety is quite common among students. For some, this might mean dealing with a bad case of "butterflies in the stomach," while other students might even have a full-blown anxiety attack.

Kelly Roell, About.com's Guide to Test Prep, has some great ideas for how you can overcome test anxiety. She suggests that setting realistic expectations and using positive imagery are two possible ways to deal with the symptoms of test anxiety. Learn more about what you can do in her article on overcoming test anxiety and share your own tips for dealing with test-related stress.

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May 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm
(1) Eric says:

For the longest time I had test anxiety. I would study all night, but would still be nervous. I am glad to hear it is common and I am not alone.

April 14, 2013 at 9:10 pm
(2) Jason says:

Great article, there are lots of ways to overcome anxiety including herbs for anxiety which can help to reduce the symptoms, Emotional Freedom Tapping and lots more. I’ve written a couple of articles that may be beneficial.

January 16, 2014 at 3:17 am
(3) Prof G Rajamohan says:

For my students the article was a boon.very much helped them in overcoming tension and anxiety.
prof Rajamohan

January 16, 2014 at 3:47 am
(4) Prof .G .Rajamohan says:

Timely article.my students facing the examination are greatly benefitted.My thanks to you
Dr G RajamohanPhD

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