Monthly Archives: November 2011

Monthly Archives: November 2011

Grade Anxiety Cure

Grade Anxiety Cure

Okay so just about a week after I wrote the article on a technique for curing test anxiety I encountered a new student who had all the classic signs. The Student seemed very bright, capable and hardworking yet of course completely flunked the first test they took. I offered the student a bit of tutoring after school and found that in fact the students math skills were very strong, and working on the assignment was not difficult for them at all. I taught the student how to overcome Test Anxiety, The student did all that I asked, studied hard and insulted the test, but yet still received an F. Okay so just about a week after I wrote the article on a technique for curing test anxiety I encountered a new student who had all the classic signs. The Student seemed very bright, capable and hardworking yet of course … read more

Test Anxiety Cure

Test Anxiety Cure

It's when, despite the best efforts of a student, they don't perform well on tests. If the student generally performs well in class, seems to understand the material, does well on assignments, and studies for exams and quizzes, one would expect that they would also perform similarly on test day. However, a student with test anxiety will consistently perform well below what you would expect either barely passing tests or failing outright. It is because that student has a negative association with tests for some reason and thus temporarily "forgets" what they learned during the test, or over thinks their answers making silly mistakes. It’s when, despite the best efforts of a student, they don’t perform well on tests. If the student generally performs well in class, seems to understand the material, does well on assignments, and studies for exams and quizzes, one would … read more