Be Prepared for Test Anxiety
Practice the following stress management techniques before the day of the exam,
so that you have them available to you whenever you need them. (Click on a title
to explore the technique.)

If you’re stressed or anxious, relax…

If you think negatively, disrupt negative self-talk…
Tips for Exam Day

If you go blank, go on to another question right away.
Close your eyes, practice yogic breathing (relaxation
technique).
Visualize success.
Think about your post-test reward.
Keep going—go back to the tough questions later.
Utilize positive thinking technique; stop negative self-talk.

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