Test anxiety is one of the top five predictors of performance at school and it is one of the easier problems to fix. In this lecture, you will also learn how to structure your answers for both short and long-answer questions and the most common mistakes that students make.
Research has shown that test anxiety can affect your grades by as much as half a grade point, which can be the difference between a B+ and an A-. But test anxiety is not just about tests and schools, it happens every time it feels like your performance, what you think and even who you are is on the line. The skills needed to tackle test anxiety are the same set of skills you will need on the job throughout your entire career. Learning how to successfully deal with test anxiety may be one of the most important goals you work to address and masted in your first year.
Resources: Please complete the worksheet and surveys before the next lecture.