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What is the best way to overcome test anxiety?

I have struggled with test anxiety beginning in early elementary school. I am looking for advise as to how to overcome this issue
so I can be the most confident when tests are presented. #test #anxiety

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Rachel’s Answer

You will need to focus on stress and time management. In order to manage stress you have to manage your time wisely. <span style="background-color: transparent;">You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).</span>

<span style="background-color: transparent;">Set a routine.Use Google Calendar.Set aside Me TimeWrite weekly to-do lists and use a planner.Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.</span>

<span style="background-color: transparent;">Here is how to be successful in them:</span>


  1. <span style="background-color: transparent;">Stay on track - do assignments early, finish things a head of time, and be aware of all of your deadlines</span>
  2. <span style="background-color: transparent;">do all the the assignments and read all of the coursework required- do not cut corners</span>
  3. <span style="background-color: transparent;">use Google calendar to keep track of deadlines</span>
  4. <span style="background-color: transparent;">communicate with your professor early if something comes up</span>
  5. <span style="background-color: transparent;">do not be afraid to ask for an extension if you need one</span>
  6. <span style="background-color: transparent;">study, and study a lot! you don't have regular class sessions so you will need to put in more work at home.</span>
  7. <span style="background-color: transparent;">Do your best and genuinely try hard to give it your all.</span>

The best way to score high on the test is to Google search an online program or book that will help you study. Once you find an online lesson plan for success you can use it as a road map for studying. Otherwise, find a book to help you study and spend 45 mins a night reading through it and studying. Depending on when you test is, the first thing you will want to do is organize a studying schedule for yourself. Target studying certain sections of the test and divide them up by the weeks/months you have until you have to take it.


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Aparna’s Answer

Great question. Test Anxiety is something that everyone deals with. Few things that can be done to overcome test anxiety is to calm down, relax and try to count down from 10 -1 before appearing for the test. You can have some water and if small meditation helps, then go for it. Few people find music extremely helpful, so maybe humming some soothing music in mind before taking your test could help.
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Prasad’s Answer

Prepare well; Rest well; Always believe and give your best effort; And remember, that even if you don't do well in a test, like Bob above said, its just an opportunity to make it better next time. I understand anxiety. But while it may sound philosophical, it is a wasted emotion with no particular outcome. A single bad test is and has never been the end of the world.

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phillip’s Answer

If I were you I would practice and anticipate the best. You can never be too prepared. Get plenty of good night sleep and you are fully rested. Eat a good breakfast in the morning and visualizing how well you will do. think positive about your future.

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paula’s Answer

The key to decreasing test anxiety is preparation. Start studying early so you can really absorb the information vs. cramming at the last minute. Getting sample tests from the teacher or previous students are helpful in preparing for the actual test. Get plenty of sleep the night before, and have a good meal a few hours in advance of the test time so that you are not tired or hungry during the exam. During the exam, read through each question once before starting to complete the answers. If you know the answers off the top of your head, complete those first then go back to the more challenging ones. This will ensure that you have as many answers completed as possible when it's time to turn it in.
Nothing is worse than getting stuck on the first question and then running out of time at the end without being able to answer the questions you know the answers to.
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Bob’s Answer

What I have tried to focus when taking tests is to not place to much pressure on myself. A test is simply a gauge of how you understand the test material. If you don't do well on a test, it gives you information on your progress. Having a good understanding of the materials is also very important. Many times the important skill is understanding how to take tests, so if you don't do well on a test, and you find out how the test answers were expected, you will have a better understanding for the next test. If you try to treat a test as if it is just another task, you may find the anxiety is lessened.

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moises’s Answer

When I was in these situations in school, I tried to prepare from the first day of class, noting down key points the professor would highlight and I'd review these before the test, along with the normal studying needed. Getting a good rest is also important.

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