April 04, 2016

Taking care of you: handling test anxiety

Handling anxiety can often be a daunting task. Keanna Krawiec, dean of students communications coordinator and recent alumni, shares U of A Counselling and Clinical Services strategies for dealing with test anxiety.

For anyone who has ever written a test or exam, the feeling of stress and anxiety can be all too familiar. For many, it can enhance our motivation to study and our test taking ability, but what happens when that anxiety reaches a level that is actually detrimental to performance? This sense of panic, despite being well-prepared for the exam, is often called test anxiety.

There are a number of strategies for reducing test anxiety — and stress in general — ideally, helping you perform better on your exams. 

Taking care of you: essential tips for exam season

Exam season is a difficult time for many students. Health and Wellness Services shares their advice to help you prepare for this time of year.

Final exams are just around the corner, and we know it can be one of the most stressful times of the year. We've rounded up some tips to help to alleviate some of that stress and help you have a successful exam season.