Monday, June 2, 2014

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Taking any test can present a position in which test anxiety sneaks its way in. Test anxiety is being worried about how you will perform on a test. In a way, if you look at this test anxiety from a positive stand point, test anxiety is telling you that you need to do well, which is probably true, but even if you don't, it's not the end of the world. So, use your test anxiety to the extent that it is helpful to you (such as to motivate you to study, to motivate you to pay attention to areas that you feel less knowledgeable in, etc.). However, let go of your test anxiety when it is no longer serving a useful or positive purpose.

Test anxiety can affect a person basically any time before a test up until the actual time they are taking the test. So, if you are just beginning to study, or you’re in the midst of studying, or if you are soon to be taking your social work licensing exam, use the benefits of test anxiety then let it go. I know it’s easier said than done, but with practice and commitment, it can be done.

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