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We often talk about the academic implications of anxiety, affecting our grades and study skills – so lets have a brief look at other health effects.
Have you ever had a dinner with friends that you couldn’t really enjoy, your mind worried and preoccupied with all the historical facts for that 8:30 test tomorrow? College may not be all about grades, but grades sure influence a lot of things!
A recent Times article outlines the problems of test anxiety and gives a few examples of coping techniques we wholeheartedly embrace at Wisdom of Learning!
If you get good grades, you probably heard these words many times: “you are so smart, you don’t even have to try, everything comes to you so easily!” But the truth it – you aren’t just “that smart,” you certainly do have to “try,” and things do not “come easily” at all. Success carries just as much, if not more, hard work, stress and anxiety as struggling does! I can vouch for that myself.
Overcome Test Anxiety!
Welcome to the first in our Student Success series, focused on how to quickly help students and test takers improve grades and exam scores.
The first essential skill to learn is how to keep your cool during class, while studying, and on the all-important exam. No small challenge if you are one of the many students that suffer from test anxiety.
Let’s have a look at the facts, as reported by some of the leading experts and researchers on test anxiety and academic performance…
Here at the Wisdom of Learning Blog, we strive to help students improve their academic performance, confidence and joy of learning. We are starting a new series focused on specific “essential” learning skills.
If you happen to be a friend or family member of a student who wants better grades and test scores or seems to “underperform” or “under enjoy” in school, you may want to pass on the link to this page!
Over two decades of developing award-winning study and stress reduction programs taught us many important lessons about helping people overcome anxiety and improve academic, testing and work success. We’d like to share with you the three we find most important.
“My mind is going blank; I can’t remember anything; I will fail this test” – this is how anxiety feels when trying to study for or take an exam. These thoughts create an echo-chamber in our head and can quickly overwhelm us, making learning and remembering difficult. But the good news is, that’s all they are – just thoughts.
Imagine entering a classroom with a peace of mind fully trusting your study techniques, filling out the answer sheets without double-guessing yourself, and leaving the classroom with complete confidence you did great! Yes, confidence can be learned!