It seems to me that many high school students are have test anxiety. There are different degrees of test anxiety from just being nervous/anxious when you're having tests, all the way to going to your family doctor and receiving treatment in many different forms. Many of us adults all remember the feelings we went through when doing tests and exams in high school or university, and we probably don't want to repeat this either!!
I think that the majority of students are also coping with many other stressful situations at home and at school. The stress that they are experiencing is different than when their parents went to school. As society changes, so do the levels of stress and anxiety as well as their causes. This makes it difficult for parents and students to properly communicate on ways to deal with this excess stress. Some cases of test anxiety may be helped by having discussions with peers and other adults on different ways of coping, study strategies as well as exercises for relaxation and focus.
So, here is my question for you whether you are a student or adult....
What did YOU find that worked to combat the anxiety that comes along with tests and exams?
What do you wish you did that was different?
What are some things that you feel students(or yourself) are dealing with in highschool now that you (or your parents) might not have had to deal with when they went to school?
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