One of the best ways to deal with test anxiety? Always have a “Plan B.” That’s according to a new article published in PYCHOLOGY TODAY . In fact, this is not a new concept. Over the years, more than 100 studies have shown that planning things out in advance, including what you’ll do in a worst case scenario, helps relieve stress in multiple situations.
So imagine the scene: You’re preparing for that crucial exam, like a College Entrance Exam, Nursing Entrance Exam or High School Entrance Exam. Or maybe a Teacher Certification exam. A lot is riding on this exam and you absolutely have to pass. But you know that you’re a terrible test-taker. You know that something always seems to go wrong to make you mess up on the exam. This is a condition beyond regular test anxiety; it is what psychologists term “high test anxiety,” a severe form of performance anxiety.
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