- Learn what test anxiety really is.
- Gain strategies for controlling anxiety.
Take the true-or-false quiz below (circle T for true or F for false). There are no wrong answers.
Activity: Testing Your Test Anxiety
|T||F||I have a hard time starting to study for a test.|
|T||F||When studying for an exam, I feel desperate or lost.|
|T||F||When studying for an exam, I often feel bored and tired.|
|T||F||I don’t sleep well the night before an exam.|
|T||F||My appetite changes the day of the exam. (I’m not hungry and skip meals or I overeat—especially high-sugar items like candy or ice cream.)|
|T||F||When taking an exam, I am often confused or suffer mental blocks.|
|T||F||When taking an exam, I feel panicky and my palms get sweaty.|
|T||F||I’m usually in a bad mood after taking an exam.|
|T||F||I usually score lower on exams than on papers, assignments, and projects.|
|T||F||After an exam, I can remember things I couldn’t recall during the exam.|