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How to End Exam Anxiety The Ultimate Approach for Parents, Teachers, & Students. von Burke, Fran (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 16.08.2016
  • Verlag: 10-10-10 Publishing
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How to End Exam Anxiety

Fran Burke, M.Ed. has developed a system to do away with Exam Anxiety of all kinds. Whether you tend to blank out when faced with a particularly tough exam or you simply suffer from butterflies, Fran's program can give you proven tools to put an end to your worries. First she teaches you about the various kinds of Exam Anxiety, then Fran explains how to identify them by the symptoms you feel. Are you alone in your situation? Definitely not. The problem is that parents and teachers have not been taught what to look for or what to do for students in your situation. This book will give you the tools to take matters into your own hands, putting your worries to rest once and for all. Short-term strategies will be presented so that you can start feeling better right away - even during an exam! Longer term solutions will follow, giving you power over stress in a global way, in a way that will allow you to care for yourself in a comprehensive manner. This is powerful stuff, and you'll be glad you invested the time to learn How To End Exam Anxiety.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: none
    Seitenzahl: 200
    Erscheinungsdatum: 16.08.2016
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781772770919
    Verlag: 10-10-10 Publishing
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How to End Exam Anxiety

PREFACE When I talk about exam anxiety, I use it to include test anxiety, also. From the reading I have done and the discussions I have had, exam anxiety still flies under the radar for the majority of students, their caregivers and teachers. Now, as no time before, there are effective strategies that can be effectively practiced with amazing results. Since it appears that exam anxiety does not distinguish itself with any one particular group, and since it can afflict students with different degrees of intensity and frequency, this book is for students of all abilities and ages, their caregivers and teachers. As well, because exam anxiety is experienced by most students, I see it as a normal human response to a stressful situation rather than a pathology. This is meant to be a preventive self-help guide. Within these pages, the "you" I am speaking to can be a senior high school, college or university student. If you are a parent or teacher looking for strategies to help the younger children/students in your care overcome exam anxiety, this book is for you, too. You will just need to change the perspective of "you" as student, to that of caregiver. Both the short-term and long-term strategies discussed in the following pages can be used with students at any age, with some adjustments needing to be made to suit the student's age and maturity. However, please be aware that there are times when you need the help of a professional and this book is simply not enough. That time is when your anxiety is affecting other parts of your life and the techniques discussed in this book do not work to create the confidence you are striving to achieve when you face exams and other stresses in your life. A psychologist or other mental health professional can help you work through feelings, thoughts and behaviors that cause or worsen the anxiety. Ask if your school has counseling services. I have planned out this book so that, yes, you can find out the basics of what exam anxiety is. By doing so, you will be able to recognize whether you experience it or not. Also, I show how exam anxiety has both a mental and physical component. You will learn both short-term and long-term strategies to help you reduce or eliminate exam anxiety. I have included the short-term strategies so that you can manage your anxiety as it arises in anticipation of an exam, whether it is a day, a week or a month in advance. Of course, these strategies are also meant to be used on the day of and/or during an exam to bring calm to your mind so that you are able to take the exam with confidence. You can also use these strategies for the stress you experience after the exam, too. You will learn that some of the best short-term strategies (two of which are discussed in the following pages) for reducing the mental and physical aspects of exam anxiety also have mental and physical components to them, and this is what makes them effective. Hopefully, these will become less necessary as you develop and work from a "growth mindset" and use the other long-term strategies discussed in Unit Three of this book. The long-term strategies I have included are equally as important to reducing exam anxiety. The first one discussed is that of the "growth mindset" identified by Dr. Carol Dweck 1 . Amongst other things it is a way to identify a key belief that you have about yourself as a learner and which affects your thoughts and behaviors as they relate to how you learn and, as part of that, how you approach exams. This mindset is fundamental to how you approach the other long-term strategies included in the pages that follow. These particular strategies include goal seting, study skills, learning methods and self-care. In all, the beter you get at incorporating them into your life the more they can support your success. As you practice them, as you become more aware of how to develop a mindse

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