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In this video, Greg and Mitch describe how our fight or flight response works and the levels of anxiety our body goes through when having a test. They also explain the importance of getting at least 6 hours of sleep, having a balanced diet, and a good sense of self-confidence. Suggested by Megan Reynolds - SLS1122 - Fall 2019
This video is helpful because Thomas goes over three common fears among test takers, failure, fear of the unknown, and the stakes, and then explains how to overcome these fears by analyzing and having control over your mental processes. The video also goes in-depth explaining why we have anxiety in the first place and that it's not going to always completely go away because you care about the work you're turning in. Some helpful study tips for future tests are also mentioned, like going over old tests and seeing what you did wrong. Suggested by Megan Reynolds - SLS1122 - Fall 2019
Dr. Price provides a survey to find your level of test anxiety and then gives some beneficial tips on how to overcome it such as studying effectively with no distractions, engaging in self-talk for preparation, and taking time to breathe using deep breaths. On the day of the exam, you may want to limit your caffeine to help reduce anxiety, monitor your time so you don't have to stress about not being able to finish and try to be positive. Suggested by Megan Reynolds - SLS1122 - Fall 2019
While watching this video I found that it was visually interesting and added humor through drawings that refer to how think about anxiety. But it also gives a detailed explanation of where anxiety may stem from and solutions on how to rethink it when it occurs especially during test. Suggested by Amarrie Mays - SLS1122 - Fall 2019
Preparation is important and in this video the speaker talks about how to take steps to avoid test anxiety, so it does not occur and how to stay focused. Personally, I thought this was helpful because the speaker talks about how it is so easy to get distracted by the worry of failure which I have felt but to consider putting the worry aside so that the focus will be on the test. Suggested by Amarrie Mays -SLS1122 - Fall 2019