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Test Anxiety


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Parents and teachers would be familiar with test anxiety. After all, they see it plainly in the performance of many students. Although not particularly alarming, test anxiety could lead to many other negative feelings that could hamper a student’s progress in his studies and life in general.

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Test Anxiety

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  2. 2.  Parents and teachers are familiar with it Can be seen from the performance of students Could lead to many other negative feelings Test Anxiety: pressure
  3. 3.  A person taking the test ◦ Has a lot of things in his head ◦ Think of what could happen to when he fails ◦ The thought of failure makes him panicky and desperate
  4. 4.  Panic Overwhelm Trouble b T bl breathing hi Faint during the exam
  5. 5.  Too Much Excitement and Pressure Lack of Sleep The ‘Do or Die’ Mentality
  6. 6.  Students could spell the difference between passing and failing of a subject Before the exam ◦ Too wrapped up with thoughts of failing ◦ He wasn’t able to study well ◦ He may have studied too much ◦ Now his mind is in shambles
  7. 7.  The night before the exam ◦ Students that do better in examinations slept well ◦ Those suffering from test anxiety did not sleep well They were either cramming or worrying He feels dizzy and disoriented
  8. 8.  Think they have to study harder than everyone else Give their best without knowing when to work the brakes It s It’s either he makes it or he doesn’t doesn t Failing could mean the end
  9. 9.  The pressure coming from the mindset Will make him/her fail Not the lack of effort
  10. 10.  Should be counseled by instructors Give hints that there are second chances for failing students Understand that ◦ I Imagination of the worst case scenario could be i i f h i ld b what’s stopping him from doing well ◦ The pressure makes him unable to think about the positive
  11. 11. HowToCalmAnxiety