Test taking anxiety can strike you in two places: in your head, and in your body. Here are some signs that may indicate you have it:
- mental blank-out
- racing thoughts
- difficulty concentrating
- negative thoughts
- knowing the answers after test but not while taking the test
- increased breathing rate
The best way to maximize your performance on your test is to make sure you do three things: prepare, stay organized, and practice!
Your preparation for the test should include learning what the test covers and studying areas you don’t know very well. It should also include using strategies for reducing test anxiety as part of your studying.
Staying organized includes creating a clear, targeted study plan for the weeks leading up to the test and sticking to that study plan.
Practice includes, well, practicing for the test; the more you are accustomed to sitting for a period of time, answering test questions, and pacing yourself, the more comfortable you will feel when you actually sit down to take the test.
Mr. Test Prep will help you get over your test taking anxiety. The best way to see if my program is a good fit is to schedule a FREE 2 hour “Trial Session and Evaluation”. If you would like to speak with me prior to scheduling your Free Trial Session, be sure to include your phone number and a time you would liked to be reached.