This assignment explores strategies to reduce test anxiety and stress.
Type of Task:
Test Taking Strategies: Overcoming Test Anxiety
College General Ed
Define anxiety and develop a personal strategy for overcoming test anxiety.
Author Mary Jean Pace
Text of Learning Exercise:
Problem-Solving Conference: Students visit the website at http://www.muskingum.edu/~cal/database/general/anxietyquest.html and complete the Test Anxiety Questionnaire. Add up your score and determine at what level you experience test anxiety. Then, click on the link labeled Strategies. Read about the strategies to reduce test anxiety and stress. Refer to your questionnaire to determine the area where you experience the most stress and anxiety during a test. Click on the link at the bottom of the page that best addresses your needs. Write a one- to two-page paper in the problem-solving conference format: select/define problem (the area where you experience the most stress and anxiety), analyze the problem (its causes, scope, and/or seriousness), brainstorm solutions (using information found in the link), assess effectiveness of solutions (predict how the information you have learned will assist you during the next test-taking experience), make recommendations (decide what you will do during the next test-taking experience), and defend your recommendations (explain why these recommendations should work in decreasing test anxiety and stress). Paper should be double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman and include all of the components of the problem-solving conference. Post to the discussion board.