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ManagingTest Anxiety

Coping Skills & Strategies
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Test anxiety is a psychological condition in which people experience extreme distress and anxiety in testing situations. While many people experience some degree of stress and anxiety before and during exams, test anxiety can actually impair learning and hurt test performance.

What is Test Anxiety?

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Second guessing yourself, changing your answers often or getting stuck.

Negative self talk

Procrastinating when you need to study.

Mind goes blank before or during the test.

Physical Symptons such as headaches, shortness of breath etc.

Feeling overwhwelmed & worried about the test.

Signs of Test Anxiety

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  • Talk to a parent, teacher or counselor about your test anxiety.
  • Notice signs that you are anxious prior to test.
  • Turn to relaxation skills to calm your brain and body.
  • Get a good night's sleep
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Exersice a few days leading up to the test.
  • The more prepared you are for the test , the more confident and less anxious you will be.
  • Start studying a few days prior to the test.
  • Develop good study habits.
  • Learn test taking strategies





tips to Reduce Test Anxiety

5 tips for coping with Test Anxiety

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Starting a few days before the test, close your eyes and imagine yourself cool and clam during the test. Imagine a successful performance and a feeling of gratitude and pride after you complete the test.

Starting at your hands, tense your muscles for 3 seconds, and then relax completely.

While you breathe in imagine yourself breathing in calm, successful, and confident energy.Imagine breathing out worry, stress, and negative energy.

Say to yourself: -I am prepared-I can do this(Repeat three times every time you start to feel anxious)

Calming & Relaxation Tips

Envision Sucess

Muscle Relaxation

Belly Breathing

Encourage PositiveSelf-Talk

5 Finger Breathing

The More you know...You got this!


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