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Does Test Anxiety Have You Worried Sick?

Posted by Karen Nichols

Aug 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM

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Between 10 percent and 40 percent of students experience some level of test anxiety. For some, such anxiety amounts to a mild case of jittery nerves; for others, it can be debilitating. Symptoms can include sweaty palms, racing heart, tight chest, and nausea. Of course, such extreme reactions can negatively affect the student’s performance on an exam.

How do you cope with test anxiety, whether mild or severe? A recent article in Seen Magazine — penned by our executive director, Julia Wasson offers a variety of tips for dealing with test anxiety before and during your next important exam. Read the article here: http://seenmagazine.us/Articles/Article-Detail/ArticleId/5625/WORRIED-SICK

For more on test preparation and test anxiety, check out these helpful posts on the Doorway to College blog:

Want to Improve Your ACT and SAT Test Scores? Get Better Sleep

Test Prep: Top 10 Mistakes Students Make on ACT/SAT Test Day

4 Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety When Taking College Entrance Exams

Essential ACT Subject-Review Strategies for Each Section of the Test

College Test Prep: How Nutrition Affects Studying for the SAT and ACT

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Topics: ACT test, SAT test, test prep, test anxiety, PSAT, act prep, sat prep

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