Given the usually high-stakes nature of tests, it is not unusually for students to experience test anxiety. You may feel yourself "going blank" on the test and feeling like you have forgotten the information. You may also feel yourself start to sweat or getting a queasy feeling in your stomach (sometimes called "butterflies.") When this anxiety starts to interfere with your performance on the test, it is time to seek help from campus resources such as The Counseling Center.
One of the best ways to help you reduce your anxiety is to build confidence in your study habits. Knowing that you have studied and that you have done so effectively will help you remind yourself that you are prepared to excel on this task.
Here are our Keys to Success to help you manage your testing anxiety: