Cope with Test Anxiety: Preparation

 

You can control test anxiety so that your performance on a test reflects your real standing in that course. However, if levels of test anxiety that interfere with your academic success persist, talk to a counselor for some specialized help.

Mental preparation is a primary concern when dealing with test anxiety. Be well prepared for the test.

 

At the beginning of the semester:

Form a study group where you can review notes, reading assignments, and homework with a few classmates (see the tutorial on cooperative learning for tips on forming a study group).

 

During the semester, pay attention to your attitude:

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Several days before the exam:

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The night before the exam: