SMART Workshop: Dealing with Test Anxiety
Most symptoms of test anxiety occur while taking an exam. The most common is freezing or experiencing a mental block. Some students read and re- read the test questions and find them meaningless or a feeling of panic may occur if they don’t know the answer to a question. Being easily distracted during an exam, worrying about one’s performance compared to other test takers, forgetting what you learned, or experiencing physical discomfort such as nausea, rapid pulse, muscle tension, headaches are also symptoms. If you are experiencing this kind of worry and anxiety this workshop is to help you learn ways of reducing this anxiety and improve your test performance.