Everyone has experienced some level of anxiety while taking a test (especially if you haven’t studied effectively). Here are three quick tips to remember before worrying over that next test:
A – Avoid Cramming: Trying to squeeze in those last bits of information before an exam can sometimes have a negative result; those tidbits of information swallowed right before a test can actually work against you.
B – Be Prepared: The best way to avoid test anxiety is to know the materials. Make sure you have a study plan and you use a checklist to ensure you’ve covered the materials on the test
C – Confidence: This is your most important weapon against text anxiety. Use techniques like visualizing yourself acing the test, journaling about your fears or concerns, or giving yourself a pep talk.
These ABCs – along with a good night’s sleep will help you go a long way to doing better on your tests!