Test anxiety is real. Some students have severe reactions and others you can barely tell anything is wrong. Nonetheless, it is a real problem. Most often because one is so afraid of failure nothing else matters. All things associated with proving you are good at something adds more pressure to the mere thought of failing. As a classroom teacher I try to help my students to focus on their failures and mistakes. I know I know, but why? Simple... if you are taught to face your fears head on can they try be called fears once you've faced them? Will you be fearful at the same degree of fear? More likely not. Building a habit of finding and owning your failures or mistakes as a way to better yourself sounds a lot more reasonably to me. Take a look at what Mayo clinic had to say. Let's discuss. What do you think? Can one be taught to at least NOT fear testing at all or even as much?
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