Preparation is the key to deal with test anxiety


Dear Jonny’s,

How you deal with anxiety before a test?

Sincerely,

Kaleyshka

Dear Kaleyshka,

Thank you so much for submitting this question! I know how anxious tests can make us, but with proper preparation strategies, you’ll be guaranteed to be less anxious and pass your tests. Depending on when your test will be, there is a set number of days you should study to prepare for it, according to the chart on collegeinfogeek.com:


This is how many times you should repeat studying in order to be better prepared for any test date that could be coming your way. Studygs.com coordinates with the chart’s meaning when they mentioned, “Be prepared! Learn your material thoroughly and organize what materials you will need for the test. Use a checklist. Preparation and learning your material thoroughly will likely reduce your test anxiety. One way to break it down would be, you have 20 vocab words you need to learn in one week, study 10 of them 1 day, and the last 10 the day after. Then the next day take a break, and the day after that try studying them all at once, and study them all at once again the before the test and you’ll feel prepared, confident, and less anxious. Two other important actions you need to do before an exam is to eat before the exam and avoid talking to people with negative attitudes about the test. You can’t eat candy or anything with a lot of sugar because it can aggravate anxiety, fruits and vegetables are better to fill you up and won’t elevate your anxiety, and people complaining that they are going to fail the test will affect your concentration and cause you to feel anxious, according to studygs.com. Although these actions can help your anxiety before a test, anxiety can strike you during a test no matter how prepared you are. In order to combat that anxiety, studygs.com suggests, “Relax; you are in control. Take slow, deep breaths, Don't think about the fear Pause: think about the next step and keep on task, step by step, Use positive reinforcement for yourself: Acknowledge that you have done, and are doing, your best.”. Eating before an exam, avoiding people with their negativity, making gaps to study before your test, taking deep breaths during your test, and being positive in your abilities, will eliminate your fears during the test if you remind yourself that you are doing your best. This will put you at ease and you’ll be more relaxed during the test.

I hope this helps you, if you have anymore questions, or you have other friends in need of advice, feel free to email me @jonnysjarasilva@east-haven.k12.ct.us. Thanks again for your question.

Sincerely,

Jonny’s


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