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Tips for Managing Exam/Midterm Stress

A little stress can be a good thing; it’s a motivational push to get things done.

  • Set realistic goals and study deadlines. Working within the time you have, your skill set and your knowledge maximizes productivity and helps avoid burnout. 
  • Reducing phone usage, including turning off notifications and checking social media less helps to avoid getting caught up in distractions or drama. 
  • Don’t go it alone! 
    • Ask teachers, friends, siblings, and parents for help.
    • Add in some studying and support time with peers.
  • Do practice tests.  This will build confidence about what to expect on exam day, and hone your exam time-management skills.
  •  Before your exam, take 5 minutes to write down what you’re worried about. This is proven to reduce test-taking anxiety.