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Ms. Naomi Dsouza

How to Deal with Exam Anxiety: A Guide for Students and Parents

Exam anxiety is a type of performance anxiety set off by high expectations, fear of failure, or pressure to perform. Exam anxiety can make you feel like you are not prepared, not smart enough, or not capable of doing well. Exam anxiety, a common phenomenon among students, is not always directly related to the difficulty of the exam but is often fuelled by our reactions, thoughts, and perceptions of the situation. While some nervousness before a test is normal, exam anxiety impacts the ability to study, focus during exams, or even make it to the exam.