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) 🙂
- My video on how to ace your finals
- Simon’s video on exam technique
- The University of Chicago study on reducing test anxiety
- The Student Success Triangle
- Koofers Test Bank
Did I miss any techniques you know of for reducing exam stress?
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