Test Anxiety.pptx - Symptoms, Measurement, & Strategies for...

This preview shows page 1 - 8 out of 23 pages.

TestAnxietySymptoms,Measurement,&Strategies formanaging
What does test anxiety feel like?Sweaty palms, nervous stomach, racingthoughts… these are common symptomsof anxiety.Next, we’ll go over some side effects thatyou may not realize are caused by testanxiety.Not all of the symptoms will apply to you,but let’s see which ones do…Symptoms
SymptomsUpset stomachBackachesHeadachesMuscle tensionSleep ProblemsRestlessnessPhysiological(Your body’sresponses)Info from LSU’sLearning Strategies Online
SymptomsConfusionMemory blocksIrritabilityFrustrationProblemsconcentratingPsychological(Your mind’sresponses)Info from LSU’sLearning Strategies Online
When do you feel the mostanxiety?a.The week before a testb.The night before / morning of a testc.Right before you take a testd.During the teste.After the testDifferent people experience different anxietysymptoms, so don’t expect your test anxiety tofeel like everyone else’s.People also feel anxiety at different times!Symptoms
Most people feel some anxiety before a testA small increase in anxiety before test time isconsidered amanageableamount of anxietySome anxiety can actuallyimproveyour testperformanceYou should NOT aim to be completely anxiety-freebefore a testMany people suffer from debilitating orunmanageabletest anxiety. There are strategies tohelp those with high test anxiety.TipsInfo from LSU’sLearning Strategies Online
How much anxiety is toomuch?Next, we’re going to do a brief exercise to measurehow much anxiety you experience before a test.

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 23 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Spring
Professor
Key
Tags

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture