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Low-Stress Study Tips for Finals Season


Updated June 30, 2012

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Study Tip #1 - Combat Test Anxiety
Low-Stress Study Tips for Finals Season

Test anxiety can impact your performance! ©iStockphoto.com

Finals are virtually synonymous with stress. The very idea of being tested on the bulk of material learned over the course of several months, with a score that heavily impacts one’s grade, can bring tension. Fortunately, there are out-of-the-box study tips that can get you though finals with the least amount of stress possible, and enjoy the vacation afterward! The following study tips can help you relieve finals stress and do your best.

Combat Test Anxiety

Remaining aware of the importance of the test can be helpful — just the right amount of stress can be a good motivator and keeps things interesting. However, too much stress and anxiety can affect your concentration and performance in school! Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep test anxiety at bay, such as incorporating visualizations or breathing exercises, both of which have been found to help reduce test anxiety and some of the negative consequences that go with it. Specific stress management techniques, as well as preparation and proper self-care, can go a long way toward helping you maintain your cool and ward off the negative effects of excessive test anxiety. (See this article for more information on combating test anxiety.)

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