Self Help-Keeping Calm

How to Keep Calm During Tests

  1. Prepare well in advance.
  2. Admit to yourself, "I will not know all of the answers."
  3. Don't go to class too early. Other people's panic is contagious.
  4. Don't quiz each other just before the exam.
  5. Allow yourself time to "warm-up." Don't panic if you don't know the first few questions.
  6. Pay attention to the test, not to yourself or others.
  7. If you notice you are not thinking well, relax yourself physically during the exam.
  8. Don't hesitate to ask for clarification.
  9. Read over the test and plan your approach.
  10. Continue learning and refining your study skill techniques.