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Test anxiety is common for many students at one time or another. However, with practice, it’s also something you can learn to cope with so that you can become confident when taking tests in the future. This handout will give you tips on how to cope with test anxiety before, during and after a test.
Test anxiety is a nervous feeling that many people get before they take a test. Test anxiety happens to everyone at one time or another.
When you have test anxiety, you might feel nervous or worried, sick to your stomach, have a headache or have thoughts that you’ll do poorly.
Adapted from “Conquering Test Anxiety” by Ellen Braaten, PhD, of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds.
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