Study Tips #4: How to Prepare for Exams & Reduce Test Anxiety

Hi friends! Welcome to the fourth video in the “Study Tips 101” series of my Tip Tuesday videos. In this series we’re going to cover several helpful tips and tricks that will help you and your students be successful in preparing for high school and even college.


Hopefully you’ve watched my previous videos in this series and therefore mastered your note taking skills, created useful study tools, and learned how to effectively study your materials in preparation for tests and exams. Now we’re going to talk about how to mentally prepare for an exam, as well as how to deal with and reduce any test anxiety you may be feeling.

We’ll also talk about how to organize your student life in the next video to make sure you don’t miss important deadlines, but for today let’s focus on effectively preparing for exams.


So let’s get started!

In today’s video we are going to discuss how to prepare for exams and reduce test anxiety! If you missed my video on how to take effective study notes, create useful study tools, and study smarter not harder, make sure to go back and watch those videos first!


Watch Study Tip #4: How to Reduce Test Anxiety here!

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  • Jen February 21, 2017 at 6:42 am

    The tips are really helpful. Thanks!

  • Nick Colakovic March 1, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Hey Erica, I liked how you compared test anxiety to stage fright as they are very similar things. But, as you explained, the more experience you have with it the more prepared and relaxed you’ll feel because you’ll know how to handle the situation.


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