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6.2: Lesson 6.2: Handling Test Anxiety
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- Read Study Tip #18, page 46 – HANDLING TEST ANXIETY (Part 1) and Study Tip #19, page 48 – HANDLING TEST ANXIETY (Part 2), by Dan Hodges. Scroll down to these two tips on the, click here: PDF file.
- From Hodges’ list of suggestions and perspectives, write about
- what influences you with regard to test anxiety,
- some methods Hodges’ presents that you believe would benefit you,
- how you might alleviate a lack of safety around test taking that you might experience, and
- some ideas you would like to keep in mind should you ever experience more challenging anxiety attacks during tests, especially finals and/or State Board exams.
- Write about 250-300 words or one page.
- Dry mouth.
- Rapid heartbeat. Usually a heart rate above 100 beats per minute characterizes a rapid heartbeat.
- Shortness of breath.
- Extreme body temperature, either excessively hot or cold.
- Gastrointestinal discomfort. This can be characterized by nausea, diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal pain.