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3 Tips to Reduce Midterm Exam Anxiety

worried photoBig exams make just about everyone feel anxious.

Here are three tips that can help make exam season go smoothly:

  1. Get started now. Anxiety builds as you worry and do nothing. It may feel very difficult to get started, but you will feel immediate relief once you do.
  2. Begin reviewing now. You need not wait until teachers hand out review guides. Get out your old tests and quizzes and begin reworking them. (Don’t merely reread the questions and answers; you need to cover up your old answers and actually rework each problem on paper).
  3. Do an overview. Use your notes and/or textbook to write a list of the topics you’ll need to know. Making this outline will give you a feeling of control and a realistic sense of the task ahead.

 

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3 Tips to Reduce Midterm Exam Anxiety


Leigh Pretnar Cousins, MS

Leigh Pretnar Cousins, MS is an educator, counselor, writer and speaker. She's been a tutor, test prep coach and home school teacher for over thirty years. Click HERE to visit Leigh's website and to subscribe to her newsletter, "Learning Something New."


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APA Reference
Cousins, L. (2015). 3 Tips to Reduce Midterm Exam Anxiety. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 21, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/always-learning/2015/12/3-tips-to-reduce-midterm-exam-anxiety/

 

Last updated: 7 Dec 2015
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