What is Exam Anxiety?
Oo these exams! Exams are unfortunate but very real part of life. If we have to live with it, we need to know how to cope with exam stress.
Is there an easier and stress-free way to handle exams?
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What is exam anxiety?
Exam anxiety is the experience of intense fear before and/or during exam situations. Most people especially if they are responsible and have goals, naturally feel anxious before an exam. Some anxiety before or during an exam actually enhances your performance. Sometimes, too much adrenaline is released and you may begin to feel distressed. Then anxiety can get in the way of performing well. It is useful to keep your anxiety about exams at a level that allows for your optimal alertness and performance.
As a result of exam stress and anxiety, some hormonal changes occur in the body. As a result, depending on the degree of anxiety and stress, the person may have symptoms before the exam.
In severe cases of test anxiety, these symptoms may be a precursor to or part of a panic attack.
What are the signs and symptoms of exam anxiety?
The main symptoms observed in the student:
Sweating, shaking, rapid heartbeat, dry mouth, fainting, and nausea are the physical symptoms of exam anxiety. In some cases, it is just butterflies in the stomach, while some others can actually cause students to become physically ill.
There are also behavioral symptoms like fidgeting or outright avoidance of testing situations. In some cases, test anxiety can become so severe that students will drop out of school in order to avoid the source of their fear. Many people with test anxiety report blanking out on answers to the test, even though they thoroughly studied the information and we're sure that they knew the answers to the questions.
Negative self-talk, trouble concentrating on the test and racing thoughts are also common cognitive symptoms of test anxiety.
Anxiety disorders affect an estimated 25% of 13 to 18-year-olds. Untreated childhood anxiety can cause children to perform poorly in school and on tests.
Tips for dealing with exam anxiety and stress
Take several slow, deep breaths, and consciously relax your muscles one at a time.
Take the test one question at a time. Focus only on that question.
Read each question slowly and more than once. Make sure you completely understand what the question is asking. Do remember that understanding the question means 50% of the solution.
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