Test Anxiety Cures: At Least 13 Tips on Reducing Exam Stress

If you’ve got finals or other exams coming up, and they’re causing a buildup of anxiety – you’re not alone.

Unless your test is fighting a bear. Then you’re alone and you should probably stop reading blogs and go practice your bear-headlock technique.

For the rest of us, test anxiety is an incredibly common phenomenon that I believe stems from several fears. Here are a few key ones:

  • The fear of the unknown
  • The fear that you’re unprepared
  • The fear that everything is riding on this exam

These fears and others can be quelled in several ways, and in this video, we’ll break down those ways – at least 13 of them. I don’t really know. This isn’t really a list video, but it does have a lot of tips packed into it. I did a buttload of research.

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Personally, I prefer to cut down on test anxiety by quoting The Dark Knight to annoy my girlfriend – but being well-prepared is also a good method.

Should you decide that the annoying movie-quote method isn’t for you, the specific study tips in chapter 8 of my free 100+ page book called 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less) will probably help get you prepared.

The book also covers topics like:

  • Defeating procrastination
  • Getting more out of your classes
  • Taking great notes
  • Reading your textbooks more efficiently

…and several more. It also has a lot of recommendations for tools and other resources that can make your studying easier.

If you’d like a free copy of the book, let me know where I should send it:

I’ll also keep you updated about new posts and videos that come out on this blog (they’ll be just as good as this one or better) 🙂

Video Notes

Tips on how to reduce test anxiety from a recent graduate!

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