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How can you not be nervous for a test?

What is something you can do to get over test anxiety and to be confident? #testing

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Sony’s Answer

Hi Brandi,

Make sure you prepare well.. sometimes anxiety comes with under preparing and getting overwhelmed on the last day. More prep time you put in ahead, more relaxed you feel on test day. List down the topics you need to prepare and put through plan to complete them. Have a schedule / daily routine for preparation and try to stick to the schedule.

Start taking practice tests well ahead of time (2 weeks for regular tests Vs 3 months for bigger one's), Self assessment always helps, based on the results, you can take a call if you have to increase your preparation or revise specific area's more .etc..

On the Test day, arrive ahead of time (at least 15 mins early). Try not to have stressfully conversations with anyone.
During the Exam, read the questions carefully (sometimes answers as-well incase of multiple choice)..whenever you feel stressed/anxious. Take a deep breath. Also remember, you are not alone in this and it is totally normal to be little anxious, it means you care about your test

All the best !
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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Brandi! A good piece of advice that has helped me is "You know this, you studied for it." I think it really helps anchor your emotions and gain confidence! Also make sure to do space studying if you cram you will get nervous even more!

Best of luck!
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Tony’s Answer

Hi Brandi,

It's good to be nervous for a test as it means you care about getting good grade. The test anxiety comes when you don't know about the subject and not well prepare for it.

My recommendation is quickly go over the material 2-3 days before the test and note down things that you don't have a good grab off. With those questions, you can reach out to your teacher/professor or classmate to review what you don't know. You will definitely learn from them and the material will be fresh in your mind. Once you have a good understanding of the subject, then your feeling of the test will be easy and you should overcome the anxiety.

From my experience, I always came in 30 minutes early and scanned through those notes. This gave me the confident to take on the test.

Good luck!!!
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Pooja’s Answer

Test anxiety is a natural phenomenon. While it is normal to feel some tension before your test, it is important that you rest before the test. Get a good night’s sleep the night before. If you are tired, your performance during the exam will not be the same. Eat good meal before your test.
Important to have positive self-talk before the exam. during the exam- stay focused on your test rather than looking over the shoulders what other people are doing.

Pooja recommends the following next steps:

Prepare for the material beforehand
Sleep Well
Have a healthy meal
Self talk
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Prachi’s Answer

Prepare for the Worst and hope for the best.

Prachi recommends the following next steps:

Work Smart, Practice the important topics (with most weight-age) more
Give mocks, sample tests on similar structure
Identify your weak areas and spend more time on them
Set Target score. And Identify the number of attempts to get a near about score.
Make schedule and spend proper time. Get a good 7-8 hr sleep before the test. And remember its never the last test or end of world , even if something goes wrong you can try again.
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Katie’s Answer

Hi Brandi! Great question. I found this happened to me a lot in high school and college. Even now, I still get anxiety when I have a big presentation or deliverable at work. For me, what has helped most is being prepared. If you get nervous for tests, make sure you put in the time and adequately prepare. I feel most confident when I have dedicated enough time to the subject and feel like I have mastered it. I also find that if I have a friend/colleague/classmate that I can run my questions by or practice with in advance of the test/presentation that is very helpful. Remember it's normal to be nervous! With adequate preparation and believing in yourself you will master the tests!

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