Dealing with Test Anxiety<br />Lesson 3<br />
Tests through life<br />School<br />Driver’s license<br />Military battery<br />College admissions<br />Job interviews<br />
React to Tests?<br />Excessive nervousness?<br />Excessive sickness to your stomach?<br />Before or during tests<br />Lack...
Reaction Cycles<br />
Test Anxiety<br />Feelings of nervousness occurring before or during a test. <br />Normally caused by lack of confidence o...
Test Anxiety Symptoms<br />Nervousness<br />“Butterflies” in stomach<br />Nausea<br />Dry mouth<br />Fingernail biting<br ...
More Test Anxiety Symptoms<br />Memory block<br />Fidgeting<br />Excessive talking<br />Withdrawal<br />Loss of appetite<b...
And More Test Anxiety Symptoms<br />Quietness<br />Impatience<br />Headaches<br />Muscle tension<br />Rapid heartbeat <br ...
Ways to Reduce Test Anxiety<br />Ask God to remove the fear<br />Memorize & meditate on God’s Word<br />Talk to yourself<b...
Build Confidence<br />Practice good study habits<br />Review daily<br />Actively listen in class<br />Take notes<br />Read...
Cramming<br />Stuffing information into your head in a short period of time with the intent of remembering it long enough ...
If You Must Cram…<br />I.D. the most important material & study it well. Better to know part of the material well than all...
Self-confidence<br />Positive attitude<br />Measure knowledge of what you know about particular portion of material at thi...
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Prep For Tests Less. 3 Test Anxiety

  1. 1. Dealing with Test Anxiety<br />Lesson 3<br />
  2. 2. Tests through life<br />School<br />Driver’s license<br />Military battery<br />College admissions<br />Job interviews<br />
  3. 3. React to Tests?<br />Excessive nervousness?<br />Excessive sickness to your stomach?<br />Before or during tests<br />Lacking confidence<br />Fear of failure<br />
  4. 4. Reaction Cycles<br />
  5. 5. Test Anxiety<br />Feelings of nervousness occurring before or during a test. <br />Normally caused by lack of confidence or fear of failure. <br />Some anxiety is normal<br />Excessive test anxiety negatively affects your memory and thinking skills. <br />
  6. 6. Test Anxiety Symptoms<br />Nervousness<br />“Butterflies” in stomach<br />Nausea<br />Dry mouth<br />Fingernail biting<br />Sleeplessness<br />
  7. 7. More Test Anxiety Symptoms<br />Memory block<br />Fidgeting<br />Excessive talking<br />Withdrawal<br />Loss of appetite<br />Lack of concentration<br />Sweaty palms<br />
  8. 8. And More Test Anxiety Symptoms<br />Quietness<br />Impatience<br />Headaches<br />Muscle tension<br />Rapid heartbeat <br />Fuzzy thinking<br />Scared feeling<br />
  9. 9. Ways to Reduce Test Anxiety<br />Ask God to remove the fear<br />Memorize & meditate on God’s Word<br />Talk to yourself<br />Be positive<br />Get a drink of water<br />Relax for a few minutes<br />Stay confident in how God has created you<br />
  10. 10. Build Confidence<br />Practice good study habits<br />Review daily<br />Actively listen in class<br />Take notes<br />Read over lesson before class<br />Manage your time<br />Become test-wise<br />Have a positive attitude<br />Follow a schedule<br />Pray regularly & faithfully<br />Challenge yourself to do your “best”<br />
  11. 11. Cramming<br />Stuffing information into your head in a short period of time with the intent of remembering it long enough to pass the test<br />
  12. 12. If You Must Cram…<br />I.D. the most important material & study it well. Better to know part of the material well than all of the material only partly<br />Skim & scan textbook & class notes<br />Take additional notes on most difficult info<br />Don’t expect total recall or understanding of everything<br />Review & recite important info<br />Use mnemonic memory aids<br />Go to bed at reasonable time & get up early to study<br />
  13. 13. Self-confidence<br />Positive attitude<br />Measure knowledge of what you know about particular portion of material at this time<br />Test Prep Abilities<br />
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