PawCast: Tackling Test Anxiety

Test taking can sometimes be a nerve-wracking and overwhelming experience. If you have ever felt anxious while studying or sitting for an exam, check out the latest episode of PawCast where we talk about the physiological condition known as test anxiety.

Penn State student prepares for a final exam. Photo courtesy of Penn State News.

Not sure what the best testing environment is, or how to properly prepare for your exams? Don’t worry! You will get to hear great advice on best practices on how to approach all aspects of test taking in order to reduce anxiety.

Dr. Ben Locke, associate director of Clinical Services at Penn State’s Counseling and Psychological Services, stops in the studio and discusses key points related to test anxiety. Some of the information shared includes:

  • the relationship between stress and test anxiety
  • symptoms of test anxiety
  • the most common concerns about, and behaviors that worsen test anxiety
  • tips for managing test anxiety
  • developing effective test taking techniques
  • resources and accommodations available for students with test anxiety

Don’t miss out on this informative episode!

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