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Have you done your test-anxiety inventory? “Most students experience some level of anxiety during an exam. However, when anxiety begins to affect exam performance it has become a problem.” Following are some very helpful links to sites that can guide your steps in overcoming test anxiety, mastering test strategies and/or improving your study skills. All are meant to lead you to success at BYU—Hawaii and in life.

Test Anxiety

  • Test Anxiety: “Most students experience some level of anxiety during an exam. However, when anxiety begins to affect exam performance it has become a problem.” - University of Buffalo
  • Test Anxiety Inventory: “Maybe you are affected by test anxiety... maybe not. Take this anxiety inventory and know if this is your problem.” - John Mueller, University of Calgary
  • Dealing with Anxiety: “Generally, we all experience some level of nervousness or tension before tests or other important events in our lives. A little nervousness can actually help motivate us; however, too much of it can become a problem - especially if it interferes with our ability to prepare for and perform on tests.” - Suny Potsdum Counseling Center
  • How To Keep Calm During Tests: “Don't talk about the test with classmates immediately beforehand... Develop an aggressive, yet realistic attitude...” - Univ. of Texas

Test Strategies

  • Test Strategies: “General Suggestions: (1) Essay Tests, (2) Objective Tests such as Multiple Choice, True/False, and (3) Problem Tests such as Math...” - The University of Caroline
  • Test Strategies for Students, Parents, and Teachers: Basics of what you as a student, parent or teacher can do before, during and after a test to get a better result. - State of Tennessee Department of Education
  • How to Be a Master Test-taker: “...Be careful of your diet and sleep--especially as the test draws near...” - Sweet Briar's Academic Resource Center

Study Skills

  • Study Skills: “Overcoming procrastination, preventing perfectionism, useful self-help information...” - Univ. of Buffalo Counseling Services
  • Academic Success Strategies: “...Get information about improving your success. Topics range from relaxation to test anxiety.” - Peninsula College
  • Improve Your Studying Skills: “Ten Traps of Studying: (1) I Don't Know Where To Begin, (2) I've Got So Much To Study...And So Little Time, (3) This Stuff Is So Dry, I Can't Even Stay Awake Reading It...” - Counseling and Psychologicial Service