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Adapted from Study Guides & Strategies, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn (Sept. 1998).

 
Every academic institution should have a counseling service to assist you with test anxiety. They are professionals and have many resources to assist you. 
 
Before the test
bullet Be prepared! 
bullet Learn your material thoroughly;
bullet Approach the exam with confidence:
bullet View the exam as an opportunity to show how much you've studied and to receive a reward for the studying you've done
bullet Get a good night's sleep the night before the exam 
bullet Allow yourself plenty of time,
bullet especially to do things you need to do before the test and still get there a little early
bullet Relax just before the exam
bullet Don't try to do a last minute review
bullet Don't go to the exam with an empty stomach
bullet Take a piece of candy, or some other nourishment
bullet to help take your mind off of your anxiety
During the test
bullet Read the directions carefully
bullet Budget your test taking time
bullet Change positions to help you relax
bullet If you go blank, skip the question and go on
bullet If you're taking an essay test and you go blank on the whole test, pick a question and start writing. It may trigger the answer in your mind
bullet Don't panic when students start handing in their papers. There's no reward for being the first done
 
If you are aware that you have a problem with test anxiety, be sure your teacher or instructor knows before any testing begins (and not the hour before!). There may be other options to evaluate your knowledge or performance within the subject matter.
 
 

 

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