Many students suffer from exam anxiety both before and during their exams. For some the experience of exam anxiety is a major barrier to achieving the grades that they are capable of. It is exceptionally painful when grades in class tests and homework outshine the grades achieved in exams. This can be especially true for conscientious and high performing students whose commitment to their academic grades, whilst motivating their studies, is sabotaging their grades through intense anxiety within the exam. Understanding the role of anxiety and how to use it to enhance performance can radically transform students’ feelings and performance within their exams.

This workbook goes well with exam technique and revision technique workbooks.

Contents:

  • MANAGING EXAM STRESS
  • BEFORE THE EXAM
  • ACTIVITY – TRIGGERS
  • ACTIVITY – WHAT’S HELPED
  • ACTIVITY – WHAT DOESN’T HELP
  • TOP TIPS
  • DURING THE EXAM
  • ACTIVITY – WHAT’S HELPED
  • TOP TIPS
  • GOING ‘BLANK’ IN AN EXAM

Author – Lee Parker, Occupational Therapist, Cambridge Academic Performance
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