Here we discuss two important strategies you can employ to reduce your test anxiety. If you would like to learn more about test anxiety including what it is and what symptoms you might exhibit if you are experiencing it, please consult the Coping with Test Anxiety page in the Studying and Test Taking Module.
|R||Respond||Recognize your nerves are getting to you, identify the feeling|
|S||Seize Control||You are not helpless. Take 3 deep breaths and try some relaxation strategies.|
|V||Visualization||Visualize yourself completing the test.|
|P||Put||Put down what you can - start with anything!|
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Strategies:
Use a stress ball or fidget cube
Repeat or Refer to Postive Affirmations:
|E||End is Near!||
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