of us feel some anxiety when being tested. In fact, up to
a certain point, it can improve your performance, but when
there is too much anxiety, it can make your performance
suffer. If you are test anxious, you may experience any
or all of these three responses:
- Butterflies-in-the-stomach, sweating, shortness of breath,
and quickened pulse rate are typical physical responses.
some deep breaths.
sure your body is in good form (well fed, rested, etc.).
- Worry and fear are examples of some of the feelings which
often go with test anxiety.
your perspective. One test won't make or break you.
well! Why make it hard on yourself?
panic if you go blank.
look around at your classmates.
- Thoughts which have nothing to do with the test may creep
into your mind. When they do, don't get upset. Just bring
your attention back to the test. This is a skill that can
be learned. See a counsellor for help with it.