The Stress Associated with Taking Tests

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Preparing for, and Taking Tests

Ayres, Dalton

COLL 100

American Military University
Professor Portugal

Preparing for, and Taking Tests

For some students that final test could possibly determine if they just barely skim by, pass, or even fail the course that they just spent so many hours and dedication to complete. With the final grade of the test weighing so much on the percentage scale it is very easy to become stressed out about passing or failing. But with knowing the whole reasons why students might be stressing about a test can bring the anxiety down a notch. Within this essay it will be broken down into studying and working environments, modern day technology with all the habits that it brings. It will also inform on good ways to build up to take the test and some tips to be to the mental max before the test! With that being said lets jump into the exploration of preparing for, and taking tests! First and foremost, as the class of COLL100 has already studied and performed time over time the environment in which we study. Let’s start out with this sentence here “In the modern world, children are attached to iPods, smart phones, text messages, Facebook, and instant message.” (Markman A. (2012)) In this day in age few people can go without the modern technology that we have access to. Most of the time these luxuries will wind up distraction students from their goals. When studying, place the cell phone across the room or in another room. Do not click the new tab button to bring up Facebook or another communication site. Try to stay distraction free and habit free. As humans it’s become a habit to play on the cell phone, check Facebook all the time, or even texting five people at once. For some people a good environment is sitting at a desk. Papers, pencils, pens, etc. all has to be organized, neat, and clean. For other people it might be at a park with a binder, pen, maybe...
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