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Test Anxiety

General information about Test anxiety and tips for dealing with it.

Steps to Take Before the Test

The Day Before the Test

  • Get a good night's sleep- It can be tempting to stay up late to study more, but sleep is important to a fully functioning brain on the day of the test
  • Eat Healthy Foods- many people experience an upset stomach when they are anxious so eating healthy foods that typically digest easily for you can help reduce stomach problems and provide good brain fuel


The Day of the Test

  • Limit caffeine intake-too much caffeine can increase anxiety and jitters.
  • Exercise-some evidence suggests that 20 minutes of moderate exercise before taking a test can increase performance