Study Tips  |  August 29, 2017

How to Reduce Test Anxiety. The Day of the Test.


  • Eat a filling breakfast.


Who wants to be in the middle of the test with a rumbling stomach? Talk about distracting. Avoid this by having a complete breakfast. Your stomach will have enough time to digest and get all the necessary nutrients for you to be at your best during the test.


  • Your mindset is everything.


It’s really true that a positive outlook will make a difference. Think positive and be optimistic about your chances of acing your test. You properly prepared and took the necessary steps to put your best foot forward. If you believe, you will achieve!


  • Take a few deep breaths.


Relax yourself before the beginning of your test. Right before you begin, take a few deep breaths to calm your nerves.  This isn’t the time to try to quiz yourself on everything you know. Begin your test calm to make sure you can accurately answer each question effortlessly.


  • Skim the test when you receive it.


This will give you a general idea of what’s on the test. That way you won’t be surprised at any question and can give your brain time to prepare answers. It will also ease your anxiety. Once you realize that you are more than capable of acing your test, you will begin to relax.


  • If you don’t know the answer, skip it and return to the question later.


Test anxiety can worsen during the test. It’s bound to happen if you spend too much time on a question you aren’t too confident to answer.  Don’t stress your brain so much trying to remember one answer that you psyche yourself out of all the questions you cananswer.

Last but not least, FOCUS! Everything that is going on outside your test can wait. Focus on your test and showing all of the knowledge you retained while studying. There’s no point in stressing over anything that won’t help you with your test. Zone out the noise and pay attention to the test in front of you.


Good luck on your test! Without a doubt, you’re ready to ace your next test!