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10 Tips for Coping With Test Anxiety1. Prepare WellThe first step to overcoming test anxiety is to make sure that you are adequately prepared. Crammingfor a test or exam will only increase anxiety. Give yourself enough time to learn material well. Not surehow to study correctly? Ask friends for help who you know study regularly and do well, join a studygroup, read books about study skills, or find a study skills tutor. Finally, find out what you can about thetest or exam in advance such as the types of questions and length, so that there will be no last minutesurprises.2. Watch Self-TalkWhen performance suffers because of test anxiety it can be easy to fall into a downward spiral ofnegative thinking. It is important to watch what you say to yourself and replace any negative thoughtswith positive ones. Consider how rational your thoughts are and whether there are better things you