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Exam Fears

Does your mind go blank during exams? Here’s how to overcome test anxiety

I’m not so sure of anyone who’s 100% immune to exam fears. Anxiety is one cause of failure in exams and not necessarily poor preparation. Does your mind go blank in exams? Do you score much lower on exams than on homework? Then you may have what psychologists call test anxiety. Everyone worries about exams, [...]

Don’t Fear Failure! Why a little bit of anxiety can be a good thing

(By Blake Kernen) I wish I could say that it stood for "fabulous" or "fantastic" but I didn't. My first big fat "F" stood for what it always stands for: "Fail." How could this happen? I knew the material, I had studied hard, I even went to see the teacher a couple of times before [...]